Nisswa Visitor Guide - 2023

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome Page 8

Calendar of Events Page 11

Events Pages 12-19 Lodging Pages 50-55 Dining Pages 59-62 Golfing Pages 64-65 Member Directory Pages 80-89

2023 NISSWA CHAMBER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mike Owen, Chair (American National Bank)

Tom Kavanaugh, Vice Chair (Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort)

Christy Ramler, Past Chair (XT Creative)

Stacy Weldon, Treasurer (Cuyuna Regional Medical Center)

Lisa Barnett, Secretary (GrowthZone)

Tina Herron (Copper Creek Landscapes)

Mike Foy (Main Street Ale House)

Colton Maher (Woods to Water Real Estate)

Mark Lelwica (Roundhouse Brewery)

Jason Cave (People’s Security)

Benji Thoennes (Grand View Lodge)

Andy Schaefer (Schaefer’s Foods)

Dr. TJ Graber (Northern Hope Functional Neurology & Chiropractic)

CHAMBER STAFF

President - Pam Dorion

Executive Assistant - Kalie Jay

Office Assistant - Dee Bjork

Event Coordinator - Kathy Reichenbach

We would like to welcome you to Nisswa, Minnesota. Those of us who are fortunate to live here want everyone to come and enjoy life in the Northland.

Generations of families have known this secret, and many consider it a second home spending time with us during the summer months.

Why come to Nisswa? We have over 50 shops that line the Main Street and side streets, many open 7 days a week during the busy summer months.

You will find over 30 dining establishments, breweries and some of the best coffee shops in our region - there is something for everyone.

You may be looking for outdoor activities like biking. Hop on the Paul Bunyan Trail - it runs right through our small town. From Brainerd to Bemidji, the route is beautiful and challenging for bike riders of all abilities.

You might be looking for the opportunity for boating, swimming, fishing or kayaking in one of the over 400 lakes in Crow Wing County alone.

Every season has something to offer so take advantage of the Fall and Winter in Nisswa. Snowmobile trails, skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating top the list. We have plenty to offer throughout the area.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the world-famous Nisswa Turtle Races. For over half of a century, we have entertained thousands of young (and young at heart) people on Wednesday afternoons during the summer months with all of our fun turtle activities.

The Nisswa Chamber of Commerce hosts several events during the year starting in January and running throughout the whole year. You can see a list of our events on the calendar pages that follow.

There are lots of lodging and camping options in Nisswa and something for everyone’s budget and expectations. You can see them listed later in this guide.

So, if you need help planning that dream vacation, or you are coming to town for one of our signature events, call on the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce to help those travel plans come alive.

See you in Nisswa where the people are friendly and the air is always fresher! •

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WELCOME TO NISSWA
From left: Kathy Reichenbach, Event Coordinator; Dee Bjork, Office Assistant; Kalie Jay, Executive Assistant; Pamela Dorion, Chamber President
WELCOME!

NISSWA CHAMBER BOARD

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Photo by Chelsie Elizabeth Photography
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NISSWA CHAMBER EVENT? WE ASKED THE 2022 NISSWA CHAMBER BOARD
RAMLER BOARD CHAIR XT CREATIVE Freedom Days MIKE OWEN VICE CHAIR AMERICAN NATIONAL BANK City of Lights LISA BARNETT SECRETARY GROWTHZONE Nisswa 100 STACY WELDON TREASURER CUYUNA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER City of Lights
HERRON COPPER CREEK LANDSCAPES City of Lights MIKE FOY MAIN STREET ALE HOUSE City of Lights STACEY WAIDELICH RW JEWELERS City of Lights
MAHER WOODS TO WATER REAL ESTATE City of Lights
KAVANAUGH’S SYLVAN LAKE RESORT Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ
LELWICA ROUNDHOUSE BREWERY Freedom Days
CAVE PEOPLES SECURITY CO. Freedom Days
GRAND VIEW LODGE Freedom Days
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT City of Lights
PRESIDENT Turtle Races
OFFICE ASSISTANT City of Lights
EVENT COORDINATOR City of Lights
From left are Benji Thoennes, Mark Lelwica, Colton Maher, Stacy Weldon, Tom Kavanaugh, Tina Herron, Christy Ramler, Pamela Dorion, Jason Cave, Kalie Jay, Dee Bjork, Stacey Waidelich, Mike Owen, Lisa Barnett and Mike Foy.
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TOM KAVANAUGH
MARK
JASON
BENJI THOENNES
KALIE JAY
PAM DORION
DEE BJORK
KATHY REICHENBACH
2023 Nisswa Destination Guide 11 www.nisswa.com 2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
14-15 Nisswa 100 Cross Country Snowmobile Race 28 Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza FEBRUARY 17-19 Nisswa Winter Jubilee 19 Nisswa Fire Department Fishing Derby MARCH 6 Clear Vision with Confidence APRIL TBD Miss Nisswa Pageant 28-29 Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes MAY 13 Welcome Wannigan & Fishing Opener 18 Nisswa Chamber Membership Dinner & Citizen of the Year Celebration JUNE 7, 14, Turtle Races 21, 28 24 Majestic Pines Artisans and Crafters Market JULY 1 Firecracker Run Up North 3 Freedom Days 3, 5, 12, Turtle Races 19, 26 AUGUST 2, 9, 16 Turtle Races 11-12 Crazy Days 17-20 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals SEPTEMBER 16 Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge 16 Fall Artisans and Crafters Market & KIDZONE 28 Nisswa Chamber Pretty Good Golf Tournament OCTOBER 19-21 Lakes Area Food Shelf Nisswa Christmas Home Tour 28 Nisswa History Center Historic Hauntings NOVEMBER 24 City of Lights
JANUARY

The Nisswa 100 is part of the COR Powersports national crosscountry snowmobile race circuit. It starts and ends just 6.5 miles west of downtown Nisswa and takes racers through a mixture of ditches, woods and fields. Voted 2022’s Venue of the Year, the racers enjoyed

the challenging course conditions and the endless options for lodging, dining and shopping nearby. Local racers are encouraged to participate. Spectators of all ages will enjoy the fact-paced racing action and excitement of the position changes that keep everyone on their toes. This is a new Nisswa tradition, but certainly a can’t-miss. •

12 2023 Nisswa Destination Guide www.nisswa.com NISSWA 100 SNOWMOBILE RACE

he 60th year of the Nisswa Turtle Races kicks off on Wednesday, June 7! Registration starts at 1 p.m., and racing starts at 2 p.m. - rain or shine! For $5 you get to race a turtle and keep your commemorative Turtle Race button! The Official Turtle Track is located just behind the Chamber Welcome Center along the Paul Bunyan State Trail in downtown Nisswa. The day starts with heat races, and those winners move on to race for the Grand Champion medal!

All the winners receive great prizes from our fantastic Turtle Race sponsors. After the championship race, there are several specialty races: Resort Race, Tiny Tots Race, Out-of-State Race, Grandparents Race, and Locals Race. These are all included in your $5 fee - lots of fun to be had!

Mounted Eagles Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, a local nonprofit, provides the Turtle Wranglers and takes great care of our turtles throughout the season.

Make sure you mark Turtle Races on your calendar - it’s one you don’t want to miss! •

TURTLE RACES

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FREEDOM DAYS

Nisswa is the place to be for the Independence Day holiday! July 3 brings Freedom Days, Nisswa’s annual celebration of the red, white and blue. Throughout the day you can enjoy shopping, food, Water Wars, Turtle Races and much, much more.

The highlight of the day is the Freedom Days Parade at 7 p.m. Visitors line both sides of the streets to watch the best parade around! Over 10,000 people come to Nisswa to celebrate with us. In 2023, we again are extremely excited to bring you FIREWORKS! Come for the parade, and stay for a great fireworks show to celebrate the USA. •

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all in Nisswa is always spectacular, with the ever-changing leaves, warm sunshine and crisp air. Celebrate the change in seasons with the Nisswa Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge on Saturday, September 16, in

The Nisswa Fall Festival has been a community tradition for 48 years. The with a delicious

pancake breakfast fundraiser put on by the Nisswa Fire Department. The activities throughout the day include a medallion hunt, petting zoo, cornhole tournament, kid’s activities, a craft sale and live music.

Enjoy the scents of delicious BBQ wafting through town as the competitors in the Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge prepare their best ribs for the judges and the public to taste. Get your VIP tickets to enjoy a great meal along with your ribs, or enjoy single ribs. It’s a great day to enjoy Nisswa with the whole family! •

& SMOKIN’ HOT BBQ CHALLENGE

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CITY OF LIGHTS FESTIVAL

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Nisswa! The Christmas season kicks off on Friday, November 24, with the 42nd annual Nisswa City of Lights Festival. Transport yourself into a holiday movie scene while you take in the sights and sounds of downtown Nisswa. There are hundreds of thousands of beautiful Christmas lights strung throughout town from the storefronts, trees, gazebo, park and beyond. Bonfires are lit along the Paul Bunyan Trail to keep you warm, horse-drawn wagons

take you around town to enjoy the sights, Santa is ready to hear your wishes and his live reindeer are ready to meet you! Listen to a reading of “The Polar Express,” enjoy hot cocoa, take in a live nativity scene, and experience carolers throughout town.

The crown jewel of the evening is a fireworks show at 7:30 p.m. There isn’t a bad place to view the show downtown! Turn your eyes to the sky as the dazzling colors explode against a dark sky over a blanket of fresh snow. Cold weather fireworks are a must see!

The Nisswa City of Lights Festival is always held the Friday after Thanksgiving. •

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BRAINERD JAYCEES ICE FISHING EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Head outside to spend a few hours on the ice on Hole in the Day Bay on Gull Lake for the 33rd annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Thousands of anglers will again claim a hole in the ice off Highway 371 just south of downtown Nisswa from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, with hopes of catching a fish that will net them a big prize. Proceeds from the contest benefit area charities, most notably Confidence Learning Center. The Jaycees will again hold their virtual event a week later in 2023 - America’s Ice Fishing Tournament will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, from any publicly accessible and ice-covered body of water in the United States.

NISSWA WINTER JUBILEE

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2023

Continue your celebration of winter and the outdoors by venturing to Nisswa for the 50th annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee! Enter the snow sculpture contest, search for the medallion, try your hand at the wood splitting contest, gather your friends for smoosh racing - the fun never ends! If outdoor winter fun isn’t for you, check out the cornhole tournament, live music and dancing at The Pickle Factory and the Nisswa American Legion. The Nisswa Fire Department hosts its annual fishing derby from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, on Nisswa Lake. The cost is just $5 per hole - a perfect family friendly fishing contest!

BRAINERD JAYCEES

RUN FOR THE LAKES

Friday-Saturday, April 28-29, 2023

If you like running, consider participating in the 16th annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes, which offers a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 10K and 5K races, as well as a 1K kids run. The full marathon course is certified by US Track and Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. No matter the length of race you choose, the route will take you through the beautiful scenery that Nisswa has to offer. All proceeds from the volunteer-run race are donated to nonprofits in the Nisswa area.

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EVENTS

LAKES JAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-24, 2023

Country and rock fans alike will flock to Brainerd International Raceway for Lakes Jam, an annual outdoor music festival that unites fans of both music genres and of all ages for three days of great music. BIR, located between Nisswa and Baxter on Highway 371, is an excellent venue for this event. Headliners this year include Hardy and Dustin Lynch on the country side and Skillet on the rock side. Other acts include Mitchell Tenpenny, Sara Evans, Chris Lane, Black Stone Cherry and more!

NISSWA FIRECRACKER RUN UP NORTH

Sunday, July 1, 2023

The Nisswa Firecracker 10K, 5K and Kids Run will kick off Nisswa’s celebration of Freedom Days on Sunday, July 1. Known for its laid-back atmosphere, the Nisswa Firecracker Run Up North boasts a Slip n’ Slide, a bubble machine, crawfish boil and free PBR at the finish line. The race starts on Main Street in Nisswa and weaves through town on a scenic tour along Lower Cullen Lake, finishing at the Nisswa Community Center. A great race for the whole family!

LAKES AREA MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 2023

The Lakes Area Music Festival - established in 2009 by area resident Scott Lykins - returns for its 15th annual season in August 2023. The music festival connects the performers and audience through classical music and inspiring education. Performances range from chamber music and symphonic orchestra to productions of opera and ballet. Artists from the top orchestras and opera companies in the world, including the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Metropolitan Opera, travel to central Minnesota. Concerts are scheduled over the first three weeks in August. More information can be found at lakesareamusic.org.

NISSWA CRAZY DAYS

Friday-Saturday, August 11-12, 2023

Nisswa retailers go a little crazy and offer crazy discounts during Nisswa Crazy Days. Merchandise lines the sidewalks and spills out onto the street as shoppers pack the town to browse for good buys. Whether you are looking for home decor, clothing, artwork, toys or shoes, there’s something for everyone! Come early to get the best deals before they are gone. This long-standing tradition is a can’t miss for locals and visitors alike!

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LUCAS OIL NHRA NATIONALS AT BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Thursday-Sunday, August 17-20, 2023

The Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals will attract thousands of race fans to Brainerd International Raceway, located just minutes from Nisswa. This event features the world’s best drag racers, fastest cars, the most loyal race fans and an experience like no other. At center stage are four days of groundpounding, lightning fast, blow your mind drag racing at BIR - the fastest drag strip in the country.

PGA TOUR CANADA CRMC CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday-Sunday, August 28-September 3, 2023

Cragun’s Legacy Courses

For the second year, Cragun’s Legacy Courses will host the PGA Tour Canada CRMC Championship Golf Tournament. This is a part of a series of tournaments played across Canada, and for the second year in Minnesota, with the top 10 money-winners at the end of the season earning Korn Ferry Tour status, which is a step below the PGA Tour. More information and tickets can be found at crmcchampionship.com.

LAKES AREA FOOD SHELF NISSWA CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

Thursday-Saturday, October 19-21, 2023

The Lakes Area Food Shelf will host the 32nd annual Nisswa Christmas Home Tour to raise funds to meet growing needs in the Brainerd lakes area. Tour participants are shuttled to two private homes elaborately decorated for the holidays. Upon return to Nisswa, they can get a meal at a restaurant and shop at the stores. Ticket proceeds benefit the food shelf. Tickets and additional information are available at lafshometour.com. Nisswa shops that have donated their time and expertise to decorate the tour homes in the past include Anchored In, Buffalo Plaid, Chocolate Ox, Double T Acres, Found: A Curated Life, Lark and Olde Crow Gatherings. •

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Mark and Kay Ulm purchased Zaiser’s Gift Shop in Nisswa in 1989.

In 1990, Crazy Cowboy Bob came to Zaiser’s to help sell footwear on the street during Nisswa’s Crazy Days.

Some people have said that he had an uncanny resemblance to Mark and others even speculated that they might be twins.

Everyone seemed to agree though that they have completely different personalities.

During the first years that Cowboy Bob was hawking shoes and sandals for the two days of Crazy Days, some of Zaiser's customers were a bit taken aback by his bombastic nature.

He was talking continuously on a microphone, telling people why they should buy this or that shoe and yelling out the prices to them because nothing was marked at the discounted amount.

With each new year, the crowds in Nisswa got larger, the sales tables of bargains got bigger and the lines to the registers got longer.

Crazy Cowboy Bob has become a mainstay of Crazy Days In Nisswa. It is a “must see” event that folks will literally plan their vacation around.

The entire town turns into a bargain lover’s paradise. •

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SPRING

Nisswa starts to really come alive in spring. The trees are green, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is thawing out after a beautiful Nisswa winter. Spring brings a favorite Minnesota tradition - fishing opener. Anglers from all over the state travel to Nisswa to try their hand at catching walleye and northern pike in early May. Golf courses open and golfers get out to play a round. The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes brings runners around the scenic Nisswa area as they participate in 1K, 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon races - a Boston Marathon Qualifier!

SUMMER

There is nowhere quite like Nisswa in the summertime. People from all over the country - and the world - travel to Nisswa to enjoy all the area has to offer. Our lakes offer great fishing spots, perfect sandy swimming areas, and lots of room for skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. Our parks are full of families enjoying the nice, warm days. Nisswa’s stores are full of fantastic items for shoppers to peruse. Restaurants have their decks and patios open to enjoy a meal in the fresh air. Golf courses are abuzz with players hitting the greens. Bikers, runners and rollerbladers hit the Paul Bunyan Trail for some exercise. On Wednesdays, the Turtle Track is full of kids (and kids at heart) trying their hand at racing turtles in our famous weekly Turtle Races!

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Fall brings a crispness to the air in Nisswa. It is a perfect time to take a scenic drive or a walk down the Paul Bunyan Trail as the leaves begin to change. The kids go back to school, and the streets are filled with couples enjoying a romantic getaway or a group of friends in town for a relaxing weekend. September brings our annual Fall Festival & Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge, where competitors take a stab at smoking their very best ribs! There’s still great golfing, fishing and boating to enjoy in the fall.

The Magic Behind the Party

Winter comes, snow falls, and Nisswa is transformed into a scene straight out of a holiday movie. The day after Thanksgiving, Nisswa is lit up for the City of Lights celebration. Lights twinkle up and down the street, holiday shopping is in full swing, and folks sip hot chocolate while taking in the sights. A fantastic fireworks show lights up the night to kick off the holiday season! Things are in full swing at Mount Ski Gull as skiers, snowboarders and tubers make their way down the hill. The area is full of snowmobilers enjoying the hundreds of miles of trails the lakes area has to offer. In January, the Nisswa 100 Cross Country Snowmobile Race brings some of the best racers to town to duke it out for the top spot. Lakes become small cities as ice fishermen bring out their fish houses and try their luck at catching the big one! •

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NISSWA CITY PARK

Nisswa City Park is located at the north end of Main Street in downtown Nisswa. It offers a playground, picnic area, ballfields, public restrooms, a warming house and two ice skating rinks - a full-sized hockey rink and a smaller rink for more recreational skating.

NISSWA LAKE PARK

Nisswa Lake Park is located on the south end of Nisswa, on the other side of Highway 371 from downtown, and is accessible to bikers, walkers and inline skaters through the pedestrian tunnel. This 2.1-acre lakeside park offers access to Nisswa Lake, and provides a beautiful recreational area with a walking trail, observation areas, picnic shelter, benches, boat docking facilities and an outdoor classroom.

The park is adjacent to the public water access on Nisswa Lake, and is easily accessible by car or on foot. By car, it’s located on Hazelwood Drive, directly across from downtown Nisswa and Highway 371.

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POCKET PARK

Adjacent to the pedestrian tunnel is the Pocket Park that offers bench seating, a bird’s-eye view of the south end of town and a relaxing spot to enjoy that treat you just got in Nisswa.

FRITZ LOVEN PARK

Fritz Loven Park in Lake Shore boasts tall trees, a babbling brook and wildlife. The 80-acre park is home to Stony Brook, a picnic pavilion with electrical outlets, a playground, restrooms, and trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

From Highway 371 in Nisswa, go west on County Road 77 into Lake Shore to Cass County Road 78 at Bar Harbor. Go right on Cass County Road 78 and then right on Ridge Road.

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA

This corps of engineers area offers a playground for kids and fishing area at the campground, in addition to a beach and boat launch. From Nisswa, take Highway 371 south on County Road 125 (Gull Lake Dam Road). Go right and follow to the campground, park and beach.

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

CROSS LAKE RECREATION AREA

This corps of engineers area offers a playground for kids at the campground, in addition to beaches. Located at the Pine River Dam in Crosslake, this park is on Crow Wing County Road 3, with the entrance directly across from the intersection of Country Roads 3 and 66. •

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US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA

10867 East Gull Lake Drive Brainerd, MN 56401

Situated on Government Point at the Gull River outlet on Gull Lake, the Gull Lake Recreation Area has a lot to offer! Swim at the beautiful sandy beach, complete with picnic tables, a play area, changing rooms and restrooms! Just steps away you’ll find the boat launch and fish cleaning area. The Gull Lake Recreation Area also includes a campground with shower houses, fishing area, canoe access, a dump station, a playground and picnic shelters. Located just 15 minutes south of Nisswa.

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CROSS LAKE RECREATION AREA

35507 County Road 66 Crosslake, MN 56442

Conveniently located right off County Road 66 in Crosslake, you’ll find the Cross Lake Recreation Area. They have a great swimming beach with a playground and picnic tables. The recreation area also includes a boat launch, over 100 campsites, several fishing docks, picnic shelters, restrooms, fish cleaning, a dump station and more! Located just 25 minutes northeast of Nisswa.

PELICAN LAKE BEACH

27203 Pelican Lake Road Merrifield, MN 56465

Pelican Beach is a no-fuss hidden gem. Featuring a huge sandy, shallow beach, it’s a perfect spot to take small kids or to float. Restrooms are available. Located just 15 minutes east of Nisswa.

WHIPPLE BEACH

RECREATIONAL AREA

14441 Oakwood Drive Baxter, MN 56425

Whipple Beach has it all! They have a HUGE soft, sandy beach and a great large swimming area. You’ll also find playgrounds, a boat launch, fishing pier, pavilion, trails, and clean restrooms. Located just 20 minutes south of Nisswa. •

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IllustrationbyChad Hoefs Parking Restrooms Food Shelter Campground PicnicArea BikeRental PaulBunyanTrail CrowWingStateParktoBaxter/Brainerd 13mi. Baxter/BrainerdtoMerrifield 9mi. MerrifieldtoNisswa 7mi. Nisswa toPequotLakes 6mi. PequotLakesto Jenkins 3mi. Jenkins to PineRiver 6mi. PineRivertoBackus 9mi. BackustoHackensack 8mi. Hackensack to Walker 23mi. Paul Bunyan Trail Map Gull Lake Trail

isswa is lucky to have the Paul Bunyan Trail run right through the middle of town.

At the Nisswa Chamber we often get asked, “Should I go north or south from Nisswa?”

I have biked, rollerbladed, snowmobiled and ran this trail many times, but I must admit it had been awhile. I got some friends together and went to Up North Bike Rental in Nisswa and we rented e-bikes.

We left around 10:30 a.m. on a Saturday and we went 10 miles north.

This direction of the trail offers some variance in elevation. Most of the trail is located next to Highway 371 but still offers a great view of many lakes.

As we passed through Pequot Lakes we decided to stop for coffee and breakfast at MN Traders Co. When we finished up there, we had a few miles left to go to get to our 10-mile goal and we found another stop at Snarky Loon Brewery in Jenkins!

We then rode back to Nisswa and headed south from downtown.

This stretch of the trail is very flat and quiet. In this 10-mile stretch, we saw some lake view locations and it was a much more wooded and quieter ride than the northbound trip.

No matter if you are looking for serenity or the ability to stop and enjoy some food and beverage, the Paul Bunyan Trail does not disappoint! •

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Nisswa welcomed a new event to the area in February of 2022, and boy are we glad we did!

We hosted the COR PowerSports Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Series just outside of downtown Nisswa. The course was approximately 30 miles long and was a mixture of trails, woods and ditches. The race started and ended on County Road 29 just a few miles outside of downtown Nisswa.

The event came about when Ross Krautkremer and Justin Olson, who races the series, were talking about bringing

a snowmobile race to Nisswa. They brought the idea to us at the Chamber and we jumped on it - why not?!

The race brought over 100 racers and their families to Nisswa, many for the first time - but definitely not the last!

Racers battled tough track conditions due to a large snowfall just days before the race that made things interesting.

On day one, Zach Herfindahl bested his fellow competitors and won the Pro Open Class. On day two, Dan Revering dominated the Pro Stock class and earned himself his first win!

Overall it was a great weekend of racing.

The COR PowerSports Racing Series has many venues throughout the season. One venue stood out to them. That venue - you guessed it - was right here in Nisswa!

The Nisswa 100 won COR PowerSports Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Series Venue of the Year!

We are so proud of this event and couldn’t have done it without our main sponsor, Northland Sports Center.

The 2023 Nisswa 100 event will be much larger. More to see and more to do! You won’t want to miss it! See you there! •

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COPPER CREEK - HOLIDAY

EVENTS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED

Copper Creek has been an amazing addition to Nisswa. They are located just south of downtown Nisswa off of Highway 371.

They have events for every holiday, along with their Market, Greenhouse and Garden Center, open year-round. They have plants and flowers of all kinds, as well as all things gardening and landscaping.

Their Bouquet Bar is wonderful! They can create beautiful specialty bouquets, or you can choose from their selection of pre-made bouquets. They have a variety of floral services and bouquets to make your floral dreams come true.

The Copper Creek holiday events are amazing! Their Fall Festival Days are packed full of activities for all ages. They have all things hay: a hay bale maze, haunted hay maze, hay rides, hay bale bowling, painted hay bales and a hay bale playground.

They also have pumpkin carving, bounce houses, face painting, food trucks and bonfires with treats and apple cider.

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Christmas Acres is the place to be when looking for festive family fun! They have workshops to create all sorts of fun holiday crafts, hay rides, ornament decorating, an ugly sweater contest, gift wrapping, bonfires with popcorn and hot chocolate, a skating rink and we can’t forget about Santa!

Kids can write letters to Santa, and then meet the Jolly Man himself. Santa Claus makes a few visits to Copper Creek to meet the kids. You won’t want to miss out on that!

Don’t forget about Easter! Copper Creek will have an Easter Hop Around where the kids can meet the Easter Bunny. There are 10 stations all around the Copper Creek grounds where the kids can ‘hop around’ and get goodies to fill up their Easter baskets.

There is also face painting available. The kids are guaranteed to have fun hopping around with the Easter Bunny!

Copper Creek celebrates all of the holidays in style! With activities for all ages, and beautiful grounds to make it all happen! •

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Sixty years later and generations of families are still celebrating and gathering around the Nisswa Turtle Track.

We love to hear the stories of visitors and locals’ stories from the past.

If you haven’t been to the Nisswa Turtle Races, you really need to put it on your Nisswa Bucket List. The main stars are the turtles, but not far behind is our turtle meister - Mark Ulm.

He has been the emcee of this event for as long as I can remember … I am not sure he even knows.

The crowds love his preshow and always enjoy the mini donuts he picks up from the Mini Donut stand on his way over to the track.

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This event is put on in conjunction with a local non-profit - The Mounted Eagles. They are our turtle wranglers and keep the turtles well cared for during the race season.

The funds raised from turtle races are shared with them so they can support their mission, which is to enhance the lives of the program participants, volunteers and the community through equine assisted activities.

They have been providing therapeutic horsemanship to persons with disabilities since 1992.

It is needless to say that we enjoy filling the town with smiling faces every Wednesday from the beginning of June to the middle of August.

How were the Turtle Races brought to Nisswa?

Rumor has it that a gentleman went on vacation and saw them happening there. He came back and brought up the idea to the local business people.

They said, ”It will never work …”

Well, that was 60 years ago and although there have been some upgrades, it is still something that brings people to town, makes generations of memories and will continue to delight people of all ages. •

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ALMOST WASN’T

The multi-competition race facility known at Brainerd International Raceway almost didn’t come to the lakes area.

That’s because the original owner, George Montgomery, was going to build a speedway in the southeastern Minnesota community of Cannon Falls. Montgomery, an airline pilot and retired road racer, figured it would be an ideal location to draw fans from the Twin Cities, Rochester and Iowa. But he wasn’t able to find enough land to construct a large facility.

So he turned his focus to the Brainerd lakes area. And that’s where he was able to purchase enough acres of land that had been owned by a farmer, the paper mill and owner of a small nearby shopping center. Montgomery’s dream became true with the construction of BIR in 1968, which was initially called Donneybrooke Speedway. A three-mile race track was carved through a wooded area on the south side of North Long Lake.

Montgomery, a frequent summer visitor in the lakes area, also chose Brainerd because of the attraction of building a track surrounded by resorts. But that idea would backfire.

Not long after the track opened, problems began to surface between the community and rowdy race fans camping outside the facility along Highway 371. Many of the race fans spent time in

downtown Nisswa, especially during the night hours. Some nearby residents and tourists were also upset with the noise of the race cars at Donnybrooke.

Many people did come to Brainerd for racing as 22,000 fans attended the track’s first major event, featuring Can-Am cars. A big crowd also attended Donnybrooke’s first Trans-Am event, featuring Parnelli Jones and Mark Donohue, in 1970.

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But Montgomery said the crowds were not enough for financial success, especially during the lean years of road racing in the early 1970s. Montgomery filed for bankruptcy in 1972 and the track hosted private events in 1973.

The track’s future was in jeopardy until later that year when Jerry Hansen and Dick Roe purchased the track and changed the name to BIR. They obtained a permit to allow camping inside, and upgraded sanitary facilities, hired professional security and expanded grandstand seating.

Hansen and Roe also worked to mend the relationship between the track and the community.

One of the biggest battles came in the early 1980s when the noise levels at BIR were challenged by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The issue died when the state legislature exempted all motor racing facilities built before July 1, 1983, from MPCA noise standards.

BIR would quickly gain a reputation as a world-class motorsports facility, attracting some of the most popular racing circuits and the biggest names in drag racing, road racing and, eventually, snocross. The facility attracted road racing legends like Bobby and Al Unser and Tom Sneva, along with NASCAR drivers Kenny Schrader, Jimmy Spencer and Dick Trickle.

The Uncola Nationals lured actor/road racer Paul Newman to BIR in 1975 while the Pepsi Trans-Am Series later that year brought additional professional racers to Brainerd. Newman earned his first professional win in 1982 at BIR.

As for the drag races, the Crown Auto Funny Car event continued to grow through the 1970s. The National Hot Rod Association brought its regional points race to BIR’s mile-long straightaway that still doubles as a drag strip today. In 1977, BIR made a significant investment in drag racing by hosting the Crown Auto Funny Car Championship and the Crown Auto Winston Points Championship.

In the first Funny Car Championship, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme took home the championship but was defeated the following year by Tom Hoover. By the third year, the event attracted 22,000 fans. More than 50,000 fans attended the inaugural NorthStar Nationals in 1982 as they watched Shirley Muldowney win the Top Fuel Dragster finals and Mark Oswald set a world speed record of 256.41 mph in his Top Fuel Dragster.

The NorthStar Nationals eventually became the NHRA Nationals, the largest

annual sports events in the Upper Midwest. Attracting over 100,000 people for the weekend, BIR is a favorite stop for the race teams, the NHRA and fans alike mainly because it’s the only track on the circuit with on-site camping.

More than $100,000 in facility improvements were made in the early 1980s, including purchasing grandstand sections from the old Met Stadium in Bloomington. The extra bleachers were needed as BIR attracted an NHRA national race, which quickly became the track’s cornerstone event.

The first NorthStar Nationals, featuring Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney, attracted more than 40,000 spectators, which was a Minnesota motorsports record crowd. In 1982, superbikes came to BIR at the Honda Classic Camel Pro Series. Three-time 500cc world champion Wayne Rainey won the superbike final that year.

Public stock was eventually sold at BIR, and a $250,000 structure with executive offices and corporate suites was built in 1987. The 1990s brought more milestones on the track and more facility changes at BIR.

BIR has come a long way since its modest beginnings in 1968. There have been changes in ownership, racing events and facility upgrades. Its colorful history and world-class racing has helped put Brainerd on the map, and continues to do so annually. •

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Do you want to have the most breathtaking and magical wedding you could ever imagine?

You came to the right place when you chose Nisswa! With beautiful resorts and venues, the options are endless.

You can book weddings at Grand View Lodge, Breezy Point Resort, Cragun’s Resort, Madden’s Resort, The Woods, Northern Pacific Center, Quarterdeck Resort or Nature Link Resort. They all have amazing services to turn your dream wedding into reality.

Whether you want your wedding on the beach, in a ballroom or amongst the trees, Nisswa has it all. These places also have great space for a reception and lodging for your guests.

If you’re still searching for a dress, your search is over! You can go to Emily Kaye Bridal located just outside of downtown Nisswa. They have a great selection of dresses, jewelry and shoes for you to choose from.

Want a dress with lace and sleeves? Sleek and strapless? They have that and more.

What’s a wedding without gorgeous florals? Dyana at Petals & Beans just outside of downtown Nisswa can bring your vision to life and help to make your day absolutely unforgettable.

All of us here in Nisswa want you to love your wedding day and for it to be something you will never forget, and we are here to help make it perfect! •

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SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP IN NISSWA

Nisswa boasts over 50 unique shops throughout our downtown. Shops are independently owned and often you will find the owner greeting you at the door.

The wonderful thing about shopping in Nisswa is that there is something for everyone - home decor, clothing, sporting goods, shoes, gifts, cards, books, toys or jewelry. Look for the choices you have in ice cream or candy. You might stop for a haircut or make an appointment to visit the dentist, or perhaps it’s time to investigate purchasing some local real estate. From the American Legion on down to the Triangle Gas Station, we can accommodate any want or need you might have.

You can stroll the entire downtown and find plenty of outdoor seating, or stop at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops for a drink or a bite to eat.

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are open 7 days a week during the height of the season, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Shops will vary their hours throughout the holiday season and into winter. A handful of shops close for the winter and reopen in the spring.

If you’d like more information about Nisswa stores, the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center is in the heart of downtown and is open 7 days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and six days a week otherwise.

Plenty of parking and fun awaits in downtown Nisswa! We are a special destination spot in the lakes area. Come and see for yourself. •

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NISSWA - NEW AND IMPROVED!

Wine Down is a great, new addition to Nisswa! Located right on Merrill Avenue in downtown, they have all things wine and charcuterie.

They have a monthly rotation of 9 different wines from all over the world and select the perfect charcuterie

board pairings that include artisan meats, cheeses, breads and crackers to complement your pour perfectly.

Lake Latitude is a new boutique located just off Main Street on Nisswa Avenue. They have unique clothing for men and women as well as Minnesotabased home decor made in Americasomething for everyone!

GG Commons is a new boutique on

the corner of Main Street and Merrill Avenue in downtown Nisswa. Here, you can find trendy and stylish clothing and accessories for women and girls.

Notice Wellness is a studio located on the second level of Nisswa Square that offers yoga classes and more! Offerings include heated vinyasa yoga, embodied counseling and various workshops.

They are the center of all things

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The perfect place to find your zen!

Emily Kaye Bridal is a wedding dress boutique located just south of downtown on Smiley Road. They carry gowns by Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Rachel Rose, Eddy K and Allure Bridal. They also have shoes and jewelry; the whole wedding day outfit!

Fun Sisters Boutique on Merrill Avenue is under new ownership. The store has gotten a makeover, and there are a bunch of great new lines!

Don’t worry - they still carry your trusty favorites.

Nisswa Hardware is also under new ownership. Previously Carlson Hardware, Nisswa Hardware has new inventory with the addition of Ace Hardware and the same knowledgeable staff.

Check out their new items and the same friendly service. •

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NISSWA’S NEWEST RESORT HAS A DISTINCT FOCUS ON NATURE AND WEDDINGS

Nisswa’s newest resort and event center opened in 2022 on historical property on Clark Lake with a goal of connecting guests to the resort’s natural surroundings.

Nature Link Resort and Catalyst by Nature Link continue to take shape where the former Minnesota Hockey Camps were located for more than 40 years. Before that, the property was home to Minnewawa Lodge, one of the state’s oldest resorts.

Ben and Zoie Vanden Wymelenberg and Tony and Kate Becker are business partners in the venture. The Vanden Wymelenbergs operate the resort, and the Beckers are in charge of the event center and wedding venue.

The main lodge, housing Catalyst by Nature Link, features floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive lake view and outdoor patio space.

The resort currently can sleep up to 40 people between various size cabins and hotel rooms for a total of 12 units in what Ben Vanden Wymelenberg calls a “clean Scandinavian design” that veers from the lakes area’s traditional up north theme.

The cabins feature full-sized kitchens and sleek marble and metal finishes in neutral shades of black and white. Wooden accent pieces give the structures an outdoorsy, northwoods feel.

While the resort has high speed internet, televisions aren’t being installed in the cabins. This is so their guests focus on the people around them by sharing a meal, engaging in conversation, or

playing board games, instead of simply turning on the TV by habit.

Resort expansion will continue over the next few years, including plans to add additional multi-unit hotels in the future.

Most of the cabins that opened in phase one of the build out were remodels of existing structures on the property.

Remodeling and rebuilding efforts are ongoing as the Nature Link team seeks to hold on to the unique history that the property holds from Minnewawa Lodge.

The ultimate goal is to offer enough lodging to accommodate a full 225-person event group to be able to stay on-site.

“We’re excited to restore the property

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back to its original intent as a resort,” said Olivia Goskey, venue operations manager at Nature Link.

The resort is near the Paul Bunyan Trail and offers complimentary bikes, kayaks, canoes and standup paddleboards for guests, Coming soon will be outdoor reading nooks, a sauna, and walking trails through the 14-acre wooded property.

Catalyst by Nature Link, the on-site event center, can host up to 225 people and is meant to have a modern look and feel that blends in among the lake and the resort’s other natural elements.

The event center offers private getting ready suites for wedding groups complete with kitchenettes, lounges, makeup mirrors, storage cubbies and more. Arcade games and lawn games on the lakeside patio will help wedding participants de-stress before the event.

A grand staircase stretches from the lobby to an upstairs area, which boasts two-story floor-to-ceiling views of the patio and lakefront. The second floor also includes an indoor ceremony room where couples can get married in full view of Clark Lake.

There is an outdoor ceremony space featuring benches set back in a clearing among towering pine trees. Three different archway options are included

for couples getting married to choose from. The outdoor ceremony site allows them to feel like they’re one with nature on their big day.

“We’re trying to keep as many trees as possible because we don’t want to cut them down,” Goskey said, noting the event space was moved over a few feet from the original blueprint so that two of the biggest trees on the property could be spared.

The event center’s lakeside patio is the perfect spot for a social hour and the first floor reception room is ideal for dinner and dancing.

A vendor room is available for photographers, coordinators or any other event vendors who need a place to set up or store equipment on the day of. A separate catering entrance allows for

easily accessible food prep and service. The central bar has three different service windows, allowing guests to get drinks from the lobby, patio and reception rooms.

Retreats and galas are already booked for the space. Goskey cited holiday parties, conferences, business meetings and other types of events being held there as well.

“We’d love to be able to work with different businesses in the area and host some community events,” Goskey said.

The resort’s mission is to impact the world by relentlessly delivering excellent service and helping people reconnect to themselves, nature and the people around them.

The Nature Link co-founders said: “Our lives have become so reliant on a constant connection with technology. Notifications, screen time and social media consume our attention as if we are living our lives through a device as opposed to living in the present. We want to offer an experience of disconnecting so that our guests can reconnect with the things that matter most.”

Nature Link Resort is nestled back among a forest of pine trees on Clark Lake, only minutes from downtown Nisswa and nearby amenities. •

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PLACES TO STAY

Agate Lake Resort

9326 Agate Lake Road

Lake Shore MN 56468 (218) 963-2224

www.agatelakeresort.com

Agate Lake Resort is a secluded four-season boutique resort offering 12 beautiful, completely furnished cabins with full kitchens, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and towel service. Located just west of Gull Lake on crystal-clear and sandy Agate Lake, minutes from the best golfing, restaurants, and shopping in the Lakes Area. Watch your children play on the walkout beach while grilling at your lakeside cabin, then retire to the Lodge in the evening for cocktails and live music. Enjoy complimentary amenities including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, water bikes, bonfires, beachfront movies, kids krafts, and much more (anglers will love the Bass and Northern Pike fishing too). Family owned and operated since 1948, Agate Lake Resort offers a peaceful respite to rest, reconnect, restore and recharge in any season.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites

by Wyndham

Highway 371 & County Road 16

Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-8400

www.upnorthlodge.com AmericInn is centrally located in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota’s premier four-season recreational region. Located on the Paul Bunyan State Trail system and the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway it provides you with access to hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking or snowmobiling. Five minutes from the Whitefish Chain of Lakes with nearby great shopping and restaurants and next to Wildwedge Par 3 golf and Mini Golf. Meeting room on site.

Arrowwood

Lodge at Brainerd Lakes

6967 Lake Forest Road

Baxter, MN 56425

(218) 822-5634

www.arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes offers 102 spacious rooms and suites - so large they feel like cabins. The whole family will enjoy the indoor ‘’Paul Bunyan Water Park’’ and 2,400 square foot video arcade room. On site is Baxter’s Bar & Grill, the place to dine and relax with your favorite beverage. And with 7,500 square feet of flexible meeting/banquet space Arrowwood Lodge is the perfect spot for your next meeting, conference, special event or wedding reception.

Birch Bay RV Resort

1497 Sandy Point Road SW Drive SW

Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-4488

www.birchbayrvresort.net

Tucked away in Nisswa, Birch Bay RV Resort is your gateway to the Lakes Area. Birch Bay is located on Agate lake just southwest of Nisswa and offers 8 lakefront cabins and 6 quaint inn rooms. The cabins are simple, clean, and well equipped. Birch Bay also offers 175 HUGE RV Sites. RV sites can be rented nightly or for the season. No matter the getaway you seek, Birch Bay is perfect for your family.

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31267 Rasmussen Rd.

Pequot Lakes, MN 56468

(218) 568-5410

www.bobbertownbungalowsmn.com

A newly remodeled, family owned, pet friendly, historic bed & breakfast with 6 individual Bungalows. These are nestled into a wooded lot in downtown Pequot Lakes. Offering yard games, outdoor cooking, and a fire pit in the common grounds to get some R&R. Just a short walk will have you shopping, eating, or enjoying the beautiful Paul Bunyan Trail or enjoying the short hike up to the fire tower to enjoy the town from a different angle. Also located just off the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway for a stunning drive through the Lakes Area. Private party bookings reserve the entire grounds to host your wedding, family reunion, or any other event in this one-of-a-kind up north getaway!

Boyd Lodge

36539 Silver Peak Road

Crosslake, MN 56442

(218) 543-4125 or (800) 450-2693

www.boydlodge.com

Since 1934 Boyd Lodge has helped families create lasting vacation memories. Come relax in either the Loft Style Cabins with wood burning fireplaces or the new Cottages with screened-in porches. Located on the beautiful Whitefish Chain of Lakes, Boyd Lodge is your four-season destination offering something for everyone; planned summer activities, amazing sugar sand beach, miles of on-site hiking and cross country skiing trails and the best sunsets you will find anywhere.

Breezy Point Resort

9252 Breezy Point Drive

Breezy Point MN 56472 (218) 562-7811 or (800) 432-3777

www.breezypointresort.com

You’ll find accommodations including hotel, condos, vacation homes and unique retreats with 4 to 11 bedrooms. Breezy Point Resort’s 5 restaurants featuring premium steaks, seafood, family friendly pizzas and basket food.

Enjoy live bands 6 nights a week May through September in the Dockside Lounge with outdoor tributes to Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond Fridays and Elvis Saturday in July, check website for Sunday Schedule. Golfers can enjoy 54 holes of golf including Arnold Palmer’s signature Deacon’s Lodge.

Clamshell Beach –Cottages on Whitefish

35197 S. Clamshell Dr Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 (888) 252-6743

www.clamshellbeach.com

Rated “Best of MN” by the Star Tribune, this small resort has big resort amenities including two heated swimming pools, great sandy beach, full service lodge and adjoins the championship Whitefish Golf Course. All cabins have central A/C, washer/dryers, dishwashers, fireplaces and much, much more. Open year ‘round.

Maintenance Free ownership available – come take a tour – free.

Cragun’s Resort

11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd MN 56401 (855) 543-3038

www.craguns.com

Newly renovated cabins & lodge style hotel rooms, reunion & golf houses and more! Located on a Gull Lake with a mile-long sandy shoreline with every unit overlooking the lake. Two beaches, giant indoor pool, Sports Centre, marina rentals from pontoons boats to snowmobiles. Minnesota’s newest premiere championship golf course, Lehman 18, designed by PGA Pro Tom Lehman. Call for special rates or to book your tee time.

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Eagles Nest Resort

5108 Poplar Avenue

Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-2336 or (800) 922-0440 www.eaglesnestnisswa.com

Eagle’s Nest Resort’s spacious housekeeping cabins with screened porches are nestled among the pines on Lower Cullen Lake and offer a relaxing fun filled vacation for the entire family. Enjoy the clear, shallow and sandy beachfront or spend the day on the lake fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding or canoeing. Relax while the kids play on the two acre playground or walk the Paul Bunyan State Trail to Nisswa for a little shopping. Unplug and relax.

Fritz’s Resort & Campground

26483 Highway 371, PO Box 803

Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 568-8988 www.fritzsresort.com

Enjoy modern housekeeping cabins with A/C, cable TV, Wi-Fi, picnic tables, fire pit and deck or screened porch to enjoy the beautiful Lake Edna sunsets. With a sandy beach and crystal-clear lake, the swimming and fishing are perfect. Rent a paddleboat, paddleboard, fishing boat or pontoon for water fun and enjoy basketball, tennis, volleyball, playground or rec hall for additional family entertainment. Located 1 mile north of downtown Nisswa across from the Paul Bunyan State Trail.

Galles Upper Cullen Resort & Campground

PO Box 72 Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-2249 www.uppercullen.com

Galles Upper Cullen Resort features modern, family-style lodging with 12 non-smoking, air conditioned, housekeeping cabins near the Paul Bunyan State Trail and on a secluded “Golden Pond” lake. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, cable TV, cabin-side parking and 35 wooded acres with nature trails, playgrounds, swimming area and weekly hay wagon rides in the summer. Enjoy the activities, the cry of a loon, a golden sunset or just relax. 3 & 4 bedroom air conditioned “lake homes” also available. We have paddleboards and kayaks.

Good Ol’ Days Family Resort

26050 Oak Lane, PO Box 358 Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-2478 or (800) 227-4501 www.goodoldaysresort.com

Good ‘Ol Days Family Resort – where memories of a lifetime are made – is located 6 blocks from downtown Nisswa on Lower Cullen Lake and on the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Over 300 holes of golf and dozens of restaurants are just minutes away. This 4-season family resort features 12 new housekeeping cottages and 8 lodge rooms overlooking beautiful Lower Cullen Lake. All units are lake level, tree-shaded and on the lakefront.

Grand View Lodge

Golf Resort & Spa

23521 Nokomis Avenue Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-2234 or (866) 801-2951

www.grandviewlodge.com Only visiting in person will give you a true sense of the luxurious grandeur of Grand View Lodge. Spanning 750 acres, the massive resort offers plenty of room for fun amongst deluxe accommodations, 45 holes of championship golf, a world-class spa, multiple event & wedding facilities, and activities galore.

Gull

Four Seasons Resort

4132 St. Columbo Road

Brainerd MN 56401 (218) 963-7969

www.mnresortcabins.com

New Cabins! Reunion Facility. Indoor, Outdoor and Kiddie Pools, Swimming Beach. Enjoy an affordable vacation on beautiful Gull Lake. All Condos and Chalets have central A/C, and dishwashers. Our Cabins include kitchens w/dishwashers and A/C. Gas grills at all units. There is a playground, whirlpool, game room, tennis, paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes, fishing boats/motors, pontoons, boat lifts, laundromat! Off-season savings and specials are offered! See you at the lake!

Gull Lake Beach Resorts

Nisswa, MN 218-656-6965

www.gulllakebeachresorts.com

Nestled along Gull Lake’s popular East Side Beach, our cozy cabins are just steps away from sandy beaches that make the perfect backdrop for four-season fun. Our units are beautifully arranged with everything needed for enjoying lake life. Stay at Gull Lake Beach Resorts, situated on the “Best Beach on Gull Lake,” to make your next getaway picture perfect. From lakefront sunset views to our convenient boat rentals and lifts, we’ve got something for everyone.

Gull Lake Resort

1304 Gull Lake Lane

East Gull Lake MN 56401 (218) 829-1344

www.gulllake.com

Gull Lake Resort is a central point for lakeside fun and acres of wooded Minnesota beauty. The 53 acres at Gull Lake Resort include 3,000 feet of glorious lakeshore; the rest is natural woodland with plenty of room to roam. There are 23 housekeeping units that are beautifully done and have perfect elevation to the lake. The resort offers a designated swimming beach, boat rentals and nearly two dozen golf courses in the immediate area.

Hidden Paradise Resort

20621 Hidden Paradise Road

Brainerd MN 56401 (218) 963-3180

www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

On beautiful North Long Lake, Hidden Paradise invites you to enjoy the seasons. Spring is time to reel-in walleye, northern pike, bass, sunnies and crappies. Summer is when North Long Lake beckons you to fish, water ski, float or sunbathe on the shallow shore. Fall is “golden” with color and more fishing. Just minutes from the Paul Bunyan State Trail, downtown Nisswa and great golfing opportunities, this is the place to be.

14 housekeeping cottages and 8 lodge rooms

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Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake

34088 N. Oak Drive, Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-4249 www.hideaway-resort.com

You are invited to enjoy Upper Hay Lake, known as the headwaters of the Whitefish Chain. Bring back a tradition of family vacations with magical moments…and renew your childhood memories while you enjoy the sunrise views from the brand new deluxe lakeshore cabins. Open year ‘round with fully furnished cabins (just bring your own towels). Hideaway Resort is located near the Paul Bunyan State Trail and is close to great shopping, dining and family fun.

Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort

1685 Kavanaugh Drive East Gull Lake, MN 56401 (218) 829-5226 or (800) 562-7061 www.kavanaughs.com It’s time to enjoy a True Minnesota Boutique Resort Experience at Kavanaugh’s on beautiful Sylvan Lake. Family owned and operated since 1969 and welcoming families for over 50 years. Enjoy extraordinary lodging, perfectly kept grounds, abundant amenities and crystal-clear Sylvan Lake for the perfect vacation getaway in any season! We look forward to seeing you at Kavanaugh’s, because building memories is what we do.

Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant

7965 Lost Lake Road

Lake Shore MN 56468

(218) 963-2681 or (800) 450-2681 www.lostlake.com

Discover the hidden gem of the Brainerd Lakes Area on the Gull Lake Narrows with award winning cuisine, private beach, hiking trails, boat rentals and guest docking. This boutique resort offers 1, 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, new 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cottages with upscale furnishings/appliances. With privacy and seclusion, this enclave in the woods is minutes from nearby golf courses and has the finest on-property restaurant in the area.

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula Brainerd MN 56401

(218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

Madden’s is Minnesota’s favorite resort destination for families, reunions, couples, retreats and golf outings. You’ll find spacious grounds, upscale lodging, 63 holes of golf and award-winning restaurants, lakeside spa, kid’s program, 3 beaches, 4 pools and a wide variety of recreational offerings. Family owned and operated for 93 years, gracious service, genuine hospitality and FUN is Madden’s mission and passion.

Nisswa

Inn & Suites

24186 Smiley Road Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-3500 www.magnusonhotels.com

The Nisswa Inn & Suites is located on State Highway 371 just minutes from Grand View Lodge, Gull Lake, the Paul Bunyan State Trail, lake accesses, golfing and downtown Nisswa shopping. The rooms were remodeled in 2014 and amenities include Wi-Fi, breakfast, hot tub, sauna and indoor pool. Pets are accepted in designated rooms. The pool is open to the public for a small fee.

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for family and making lasting memories

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NatureLink

Resorts

24621 S Clark Lake Road, Nisswa, MN 56468 (218) 537-3389 www.Naturelink.us

At Nature Link Resort you’ll find a luxurious nature centered experience directly on Clark Lake in Nisswa! Conveniently located on the Paul Bunyan Trail and minutes from downtown Nisswa, the newly constructed + renovated accommodations have a modern and sleek design. Amenities include a private beach, bikes, snow shoes, and bonfire pits on the property. The property also boasts a newly constructed lakeside event center which hosts a wide range of events.

Nisswa Motel

5370 Merril Avenue Nisswa MN 56468 (218) 963-7611 or (800) 254-7612 www.nisswamotel.com

The Nisswa Motel is located one block from the shops and restaurants of downtown Nisswa. The Paul Bunyan State Trail for biking, walking and snowmobiling is also just one block away. The Nisswa motel has 17 clean, comfortable units with a variety of room sizes, prices and bed configurations. Stay at the Nisswa Motel and you will see that it is one of the best lodging values in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Paul Bunyan Land Campground

17553 State Hwy 18 Brainerd, MN 56401 218-821-9617 www.paulbunyanland.com

Located next to Paul Bunyan Land Amusement park, The campground offers overnight camping with 32 spacious sites. Water, electric and sewer available. Discounted Amusement park tickets offered to our camping guests, with shuttle service. Outdoor games and board games available to borrow, books to take, clean and family friendly restrooms and showers. Open May 1st thru Oct 1st.

Pelican Beach Resort

26746 County Rd 4 Nisswa, MN 56468 (218) 537-1522

www.pelicanbeachresortmn.com

Pelican Beach Resort has served guests on the South End of Pelican Lake in Nisswa, MN for over 50 Years! We have Rustic Up North Style Cabins all with their own porch, picnic table, grille and much more and they’re all situated on a Gorgeous piece of property that embodies Northern Minnesota! Pelican Lake is an 8,300+ Acre Lake with Crystal Clear Lake Water, Hard Sand Bottom, some of the area’s best fishing and Gorgeous Shores filled with Towing Pine Trees! We have a Large Beach with amenities including Beach Volleyball, Tether Ball, Paddle Boards and Kayaks as well as a Lake Side Fire Pit! We also have a Lodge/Game Room for rainy days and evening fun!

Point Narrows Resort

991 Point Narrows Road

Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 568-5552

www.pointnarrowsresort.com

Point Narrows Resort, located on Upper Gull Lake and close to the Paul Bunyan State Trail, great golf courses, fine dining, shopping, water slides, miniature golf and go carts, offers completely furnished housekeeping cabins with full kitchens, air conditioning and wood decks or screened porches. On site there is even a beautiful 9/10th of a mile walk through the woods around the resort where you will see deer and other wildlife, so take your camera along on your walk!

Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake

9820 Birch Bay Drive SW

Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-2482 or (800) 950-5596

www.quarterdeckresort.com

Quarterdeck Resort is a four-season boutique resort featuring all new Cottages and Beach Houses, and Lakeside Lodge Suites. Situated on the west shore of Gull Lake, the resort features 27 acres with nearly 850 feet of sandy beach. Resort amenities include a Beautiful Restaurant in the lower level, Boathouse Event Center, Boat Docks, self-serve Marina Fuel 24 hours a day, Boat Ramp, Pontoon Rental and gift shop in the new lobby.

Sandy Beach Resort

1314 Sandy Point Road SW

Nisswa MN 56468

(218) 963-4458

www.sandybeachresort.net

Situated on the west side of Gull Lake, Sandy Beach Resort offers a peaceful surrounding ideal for families. Sandy Beach is centrally located offering a wide variety of local shopping, entertainment and dining. Nearly all the cottages are on the lake shore and the beach is always available to every guest. With gull Lake’s northern pike and largemouth bass fishing grounds nearby, the fishing is excellent including great walleye fishing spring and fall and pan fishing year ‘round.

LOST LAKE LODGE

WWW.LOSTLAKE.COM 7965 LOST LAKE RD. LAKE SHORE, MN 56468 (218) 963-2681 VACATION @ LOSTLAKE. COM

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Wilderness Point Resort

6316 Wilderness Road Pequot Lakes MN 56472 (218) 568-5642 or (800) 231-4050 www.wildernesspointresort.com

Wilderness Point Resort with 2,650 feet of shoreline, including a sandy beach and over 30 wooded acres on Middle Cullen Lake, offers both secluded rustic cabins and newly constructed 3-5 bedroom villas and twin homes for rent and for sale with whole or quarter ownership available. Wilderness has a clubhouse with an indoor pool, fitness center, spa, sauna and game room. Wilderness Resort’s new townhomes and the clubhouse are open year ‘round for your enjoyment.

2023 Nisswa Destination Guide 55 www.nisswa.com HWY 371, PINE RIVER | Next to Ford Dealership across from the to Paul Bunyan Trail 218.587.4499 • 800.450.4499 • PineRiverInn.com • Free HBO/Wi-Fi • Fridge/Microwave available upon request • Just across the street to the Paul Bunyan Trail • Pet Friendly Rooms Available • Easy in/out for Trucks & RVs • Special Construction Rates available Clean Comfortable Quiet 24186 North Smiley Road Hwy 371 and County Road 13 Nisswa, MN 56468 1-218-963-3500 nisswainnandsuites.com CLOSE TO PAUL BUNYAN TRAIL AND NISSWA SHOPPING • Swimming Pool • Hot Tub and Sauna • Free Breakfast • Truck Parking • Flat Screen TV’s 23884 FRONT STREET | P.O. BOX 250 DEERWOOD, MINNESOTA 56444 • Free High Speed Wireless Internet • Indoor Pool & Hot Tub • Complimentary Light & Healthy Breakfast • Computer in lobby for guest use • Guest Laundry • Outdoor Gas Grill • Freshly baked Heggies Pizza’s • Bike wash station • Pet Friendly • Complimentary outdoor parking • Boat Trailer and Truck Parking • Kids 18 & under stay free with an adult • Packages available for outdoor enthusiasts • Upgraded Suites • Special package rates for school sports groups • Construction Rates Available RESERVATIONS: 877-534-3303 | PHONE: 218-534-3101 | FAX: 218-534-3685 WWW.COUNTRYINNDEERWOOD.COM Train Bell Resort
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Agate Lake Resort

9326 Agate Lake Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-2224 • www.agatelakeresort.com 11

Birch Bay RV Resort

1497 Sandy Point Road SW, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-4488 • www.birchbayrvresort.net 14 W 145 30

Boyd Lodge

36539 Silver Peak Road, Crosslake, MN 56442 218-543-4125 or 800-450-2693 • www.boydlodge.com 24 O W/S

Breezy Point Resort

9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point MN 56472 218-562-7811 or 800-432-3777 • www.breezypointresort.com 250

Clamshell Beach – Cottages on Whitefish

35197 S. Clamshell Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 888-252-6743 www.clamshellbeach.com 18 O

Cragun’s Resort & Hotel on Gull Lake 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd MN 56401 218-825-2700 or 888-873-0162 • www.craguns.com 267 I/O W/S

Eagles Nest Resort

5108 Poplar Avenue, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2336 • 800-922-0440 • www.eaglesnestnisswa.com 15

Fritz’s Resort & Campground 26483 Highway 371, PO Box 803, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-568-8988 • www.fritzsresort.com 5 70 22

Galles Upper Cullen Resort and Campground 28317 Upper Cullen Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 • PO Box 72, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2249 • www.uppercullen.com 12 52 5

Good Ol’ Days Family Resort 26050 Oak Lane, Nisswa, PO Box 358, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-2478 or 800-227-4501 • www.goodoldaysresort.com 20

Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-2234 or 866-801-2951 • www.grandviewlodge.com 376

Gull Four Seasons Resort 4132 St Columbo Road, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-963-7969 or 800-964-4855 • www.mnresortcabins.com

Gull Lake Beach Resorts Nisswa, MN 218-656-6965 •www.gulllakebeachresorts.com

Gull Lake Resort 1304 Gull Lake Lane, East Gull Lake, MN 56468 218-829-1344 • www.gulllake.com

Hidden Paradise Resort 20621 Hidden Paradise Road, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-963-3180 • www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake 34088 North Oak Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-4249 • www.hideaway-resort.com

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Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort

1685 Kavanaugh Drive, East Gull Lake, MN 56401 218-829-5226 or 800-562-7061 • www.kavanaughs.com 50

Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant

7965 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-2681 or 800-450-2681 • www.lostlake.com 14

Madden’s on Gull Lake

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-829-2811 or 800-642-5363 • www.maddens.com 279

Nature Link Resort

24621 S Clark Lake Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-537-3389 • www.naturelink.us 12

Paul Bunyan Land Campground

17553 State Hwy 18, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-821-9617 • www.paulbunyanland.com 32

Pelican Beach Resort 26746 County Rd 4 Nisswa, MN 56468 (218) 537-1522 •pelicanbeachresortmn.com 9

Point Narrows Resort

991 Point Narrows Road, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-568-5552 • www.pointnarrowsresort.com 11 10

Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake 9820 Birch Bay Drive SW, Nisswa MN 56468 218-963-2482 or 800-950-5596 • www.quarterdeckresort.com 30 W

Sandy Beach Resort 1314 Sandy Point Road SW, Lake Shore, MN 56468 218-963-4458 • wwwsandybeachresort.net 31

Train Bell Resort 21489 Train Bell Road, PO Box 100, Merrifield MN 56465 218-829-4941 • 800-252-2102 • www.trainbellresort.com 20 5 3

Wilderness Point Resort 6316 Wilderness Road, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-5642 or 800-231-4050 • www.wildernesspointresort.com 37 I W/S

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Bobbertown Bungalows

31267 Rasmussen Rd. Pequot Lakes, MN 56468 (218) 568-5410 •bobbertownbungalowsmn.com 6

HOTELS

AmericInn Lodge & Suites by WyndhamPequot Lakes

Highway 371 & County Road 16, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-8400 • www.upnorthlodge.com

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter, MN 56425 218-822-5634 • www.arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Nisswa Inn & Suites

24186 Smiley Road, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-3500 • www.magnusonhotels.com

Nisswa Motel

5370 Merrill Avenue, Nisswa, MN 56468 218-963-7611 or 800-254-7612 • www.nisswamotel.com

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Are you hungry for a hearty breakfast, a light lunch or a delicious dinner? Or do you need a snack, a treat or a quenching beverage to tide you over? How about a fresh cup of coffee or a latte to get re-energized?

Whether you’re fresh off the lake or the trail, or you’re taking a shopping break, you’ll find the perfect place to eat in Nisswa. And you’ll find both indoor and outdoor dining opportunities.

If you’ve brought your dog for a stroll downtown, he’s welcome to curl up under your chair outside while you eat. Some merchants and the chamber offer water bowls outside their stores for pets.

Many dining establishments offer musical and entertainment as well, including live music on the patio or inside.

Nisswa is sure to have whatever food you may be craving. Downtown alone, you can feast on a burger,

bowl of soup, pizza, salad, breakfast items, tacos or a mouth-watering steak.

Find fabulous restaurants beyond downtown with more than 50 eating establishments to choose from within a 20-mile radius.

Be sure to visit Nisswa’s famous mini donut stand. You’ll also find candy, chocolate and ice cream. If you enjoy craft beer, Nisswa has that too!

If the options are too overwhelming or you’re not sure where to satisfy your culinary curiosity, stop by the Nisswa Welcome Center where the friendly staff there will help direct you in finding your happy eating place. They’ll happily give you a walking map so you can follow the turtles to find your favorite spots to dine.

With dining options you can drive to, boat to, bicycle to and walk to, you could make your whole vacation in Nisswa about food. •

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PLACES TO DINE

Adirondack Coffee (218) 967-0111 www.lovemymug.com 25469 Main Street, Nisswa Born in 1993 as central Minnesota’s premier espresso bar and gourmet coffee retailer, Adirondack features fresh-roasted coffee and espresso; amazing hand-made pastries, homemade bread and bagels, specialty drinks, treats galore! Enjoy a latte and scone in our courtyard or meet a friend for breakfast in our cozy shop.

American Legion – Nisswa (218) 963-9946 www.nisswalegion.com 25807 Main Street, Nisswa Nisswa American Legion, the “Get-together Place”, is open to the public serving lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm. Play Bingo Wednesdays 6:30pm and Sundays 3:30pm, Meat Raffle Fridays 4:30pm and pull tabs every day! Enjoy Burger Mondays, Mexican Night Tuesdays, Wing Night Thursdays and Friday Night dinners. See you at the “Get-together Place”.

Baia Della Italian Kitchen (218) 824-6444 Baiadellaitaliankitchen.com 15115 Edgewood Drive Baxter, MN 56425

The most important thing to know about us: we love food! Whether cooking, serving, eating, or just talking about it, food is our profession and our passion. You’ll find a menu of what you might expect, mouth-watering pasta, but you’ll also see familiar staples like flat bread pizzas and Bruschetta. And of course, no hardy Italian meal starts without a salad and bread.

But what is Italian food without the wine? We offer a large selection of wine to pair beautifully with your Italian tastebuds. Not sure what works? Just ask one of our friendly servers and they’ll help you choose with samples and expertise.

Baxter’s Bar & Grill (218) 822-3663

www.arrowwoodbrainerdlodge.com 6967 Lake Forest Road, Baxter

Located at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lake - Baxter’s Bar & Grill offers northwoods dining at its finest! Open Wednesday/Thursday: 3:00-9:00 Dinner with bar until 11:00pm, Friday: 3:00-9:00 Dinner with bar until Midnight , and Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00 Dinner with bar until Midnight. Serving appetizers and small plates, dinner specials, fresh pasta dishes, salads, hand-tossed pizzas with their own twist, sandwiches and desserts. Fresh and locally grown food is incorporated with prices that fit every budget.

Barajas Mexican Bar and Grill

(218) 568-9950

Barajas offers delicious Mexican dishes ranging from tacos to enchiladas, fajitas, nachos and more. Sip a specialty margarita while you enjoy your meal!

Big Axe Brewing Company (218) 961-2337

www.bigaxebrewing.com 25435 Main Street, Nisswa Big Axe Brewing Company serves the freshest, finest quality brews, homemade root beer and delicious food. Grab a bite from Big Axe Kitchen, options including burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. The dog friendly patio and kid’s menu make Big Axe enjoyable for the entire family. OPEN DAILY, year ‘round.

BREEZY POINT

*Antlers Restaurant (218) 562-7162 • www.breezypointresort.com

7891 County Road 11, Breezy Point

Enjoy premium aged steaks, walleye, scallops, large shrimp and more in a casual, upscale setting; or dine on the patio overlooking Antlers Gardens and Whitebirch golf course. Serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week, May through October with late fall/winter open hours Wednesday-Sunday at 4:30pm for dinner.

* Dockside (218) 562-7170 • www.breezypointresort.com

9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

Located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort, Dockside serves family friendly entrees on their lake level patio. After 9pm, Dockside is for adults with live bands 6 nights a week, May-September. There are tributes on the deck; Johnny Cash & Neil Diamond Fridays and Elvis on Saturdays mid-June through Labor Day. DJ Sundays summer and Friday and Saturdays Fall and winter.

*Marina II Restaurant (218) 562-7161 • www.breezypointresort.com

9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

Marina II is located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort with wonderful water views of Breezy Bay. Breakfast is served 7 days a week year ‘round.

Dinner is offered May through September, featuring premium steaks and prime rib served nightly, lobster, walleye, and lots of other good things. Family friendly dinners offered weekends November through February.

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* Palmer’s Grille at Deacon’s Lodge (218) 562-6270 www.breezypointresort.com

9348 Arnold Palmer Drive, Breezy Point Open to the public, Palmer’s Grille is located in the Deacons Lodge Club House. Dine indoors or on the patio. Open for lunch and dinner May through mid-October serving appetizers, salads, gourmet burgers, steaks and seafood. Full bar and ice cold taps.

* The Coffee House (218) 562-7179 www.breezypointresort.com

9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

Located in the heart of Breezy Point Resort, the “Coffee House” features a wide selection of the famous Caribou specialty coffees, homemade cinnamon & caramel rolls plus several flavors of scones, all locally made. The “Coffee House” also has a service counter featuring your favorite flavors of Kemps ice cream. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, open daily throughout the year.

CRAGUNS:

* Bear Trap Lounge (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com

11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd Located in the main lodge of Cragun’s, the Bear Trap Lounge offers pizza, a perfect compliment to the drink of your choice. Watch the game on the big screen TV or enjoy singing along with karaoke most Friday and Saturday evenings.

* Cabana Café (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com

11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd Located by the indoor pool, the Cabana Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and light dinners based on occupancy. The Cafe menu includes coffee drinks, salads and wraps, burgers and sandwiches and a variety of snack items. Full cocktail service also available.

* Irma’s Kitchen (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com

11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd Located on property, Irma’s Kitchen is open seasonally with fine dining options available for all. The seasonally menu is updated each summer with new offerings and handpicked by Cragun’s Executive Chef. Open for dinner mid-June through early September.

* Legacy Bar and Grille (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com

11000 Cragun’s Drive, Brainerd The Legacy Bar and Grille is open year-round. The menu provides a variety of options from appetizers, burgers, dinner entrees and more. Dine-in or on the large outdoor patio during our warmer months overlooking the emerald greens, ponds and rolling fairways of the newly renovated Legacy Golf Courses. Signature Philly Cheesesteak from our Philadelphia native Chef and great happy hour at the sports bar.

* Lodge Dining Room 218-825-2700 www.craguns.com

11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd

Enjoy a panoramic view of Gull Lake while dining on Cragun’s north style breakfast buffets or hot breakfast.

Dairy Queen – Nisswa (218) 963-2163

25312 S. Main Street, Nisswa Dairy Queen’s classic Ice Cream Treats and Cakes. Also serving a limited menu of hot food items including Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs and Rotisserie Chicken Bites. Enjoy a treat on our patio. Order a cake for your next event on DQcakes.com! Open for the season Spring through early Fall.

Dock 77 (Quarterdeck) (218) 961-1177 www.quarterdeckresort.com 9820 Birch Bay Drive SW County Road 77, Nisswa, MN 56468

Located on the west side of Gull Lake, Dock 77 has the finest view (in many of our guests’ opinion) of Gull Lake. Come by boat, snowmobile, automobile or whatever mode you choose and try our tasty menu. If you are coming to see the lake, the view from the bar is absolutely breathtaking. And if you are an ice skater, our rink is lit! See you at the DOCK!

Dough Bros Woodfire (218) 454-4900

Doughbroswoodfire.com 14039 Edgewood Drive Baxter, MN 56425

We offer a truly unique atmosphere and dining experience, featuring mouth-watering handmade wood-fired pizza and sandwiches, beer, wine, craft cocktails and much more!

Dunmire’s on the Lakes (218) 454-0690 Dunmiresbar.com 19090 MN 371 Brainerd, MN 56401

Located on North Long Lake, Dunmire’s on the Lakes offers seafood, steaks, pasta, burgers and sandwiches in a beautiful lakeside setting. The Lakes Area’s #1 Hot Spot!

Ernie’s on Gull (218) 829-3918 www.erniesongull.com 10424 Squaw Point Road, East Gull Lake

The view of Gull Lake from Ernie’s lakeside deck is nothing short of amazing. Quality food and great service all in a unique lakeside dining atmosphere truly makes Ernie’s on Gull the place to dine in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Open daily at 11 am year ‘round.

Ganley’s Restaurant & Malt Shoppe (218) 963-2993 www.ganleysrestaurant.com 25396 Main Street, Nisswa Enjoy downtown dining with Ganley’s. Breakfast is served all day with lunch starting at 11 am. Tasty foods include hamburgers, soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials. Sidewalk dining is available for those beautiful, warm summer days. Open year ‘round, serving malts, ice ream and treats in the summer.

Firehouse Subs 15094 Dellwood Drive N., Baxter (218) 828-0629 www.doordash.com Fast Casual, Dine In, Drive Through, Carry Out, Call Ahead, Phone Orders, Door Dash, Food Dudes, Web Ordering, Firehouse Subs App.

GRAND VIEW LODGE:

* CHAR Craft Steaks (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Experience classic traditions seared with flavors that sizzle. Committed to excellence, CHAR sources only the finest ingredients. You will find premium craft steaks, local fish and produce. CHAR also features Minnesota beer, spirits and a unique selection of wines. Smoked, seared, roasted or grilled, CHAR lets their craft speak for itself.

*Freddy’s Sports Grill (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Your spot for fun, food and sports. Whether you’re just getting off of the course or stopping by to watch a game, Freddy’s has the perfect refreshing beverages and fantastic food for you. The menu features mouthwatering wings, juicy burgers, tasty sandwiches and a full bar. Open seasonally.

*Northwoods Pub (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Northwoods Pub is a relaxing family-friendly restaurant and pub located on the lower level of the Main Lodge of Grand View. Savor the flavors of Chef-created sandwiches, burgers and house made pizza. Stop in and enjoy a variety of featured local and Minnesota-made craft beers and seasonally scheduled live music. Open year ‘round.

*On the Rocks (218)963-8756

www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa

On the Rocks features two waterfalls, built-in fire pits and wooden pergolas that create a perfect place to enjoy the variety of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches offered. The stone designed patio bar is the ideal place to relax, sip and dine. Open seasonally, weather permitting.

*Tanque Verde Cantina on the Beach (218)963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Tanque Verde Cantina is the perfect place to grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail and take in the views of Gull Lake. Offering delicious southwestern flavors including tacos, burritos and salads, you’ll never have to leave the beach. Try the famous Prickly Pear Margarita. Open seasonally.

*The Preserve Pub & Grille (218)568-4944 www.grandviewlodge.com 5506 Preserve Boulevard, Pequot Lakes Whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite, a juicy burger or a healthy salad, the Preserve Pub & Grille will satisfy your craving. Named “The Best Golf Course View in Minnesota’, The Preserve Pub & Grille is the perfect setting to enjoy a delicious Meal. Open Seasonally.

Iron Range Eatery (218) 545-5444 www.ironrange.3cheersmn.com 6 West Main St., Crosby

Iron Range Eatery is located on Main Street in Crosby. Delicious and unique food, and homemade desserts. Indoor and seasonal outdoor dining featuring local decor, fire pit, and waterfall. A must experience for both locals and visitors!

Iron Waffle Coffee Company (218) 963-6317 www.theironwaffle.com 8785 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore

Voted “Best Breakfast Place” by Best of Brainerd Lakes, the Iron Waffle is a cute, cozy coffee shop just minutes from downtown Nisswa. Featuring all varieties of coffee drinks, specialty sweet liege waffles, an assortment of sweet treats and with indoor and outdoor seating, the Iron Waffle is the place to be!

Lost Lake Lodge Restaurant (218) 963-2681 www.lostlake.com 7965 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore

A gorgeous lakeside setting that offers fresh, inventive and local cuisine options with a few fun surprises mixed in as well. Come by boat to enjoy patio seating overlooking the Gull Lake Narrows or dine inside one of the two cozy dining rooms. Full bar and banquet areas available.

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE

* The Classic Grill (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

A warm, inviting setting to enjoy a chef-inspired lunch or dinner, on the scenic deck or by the cozy fireplace. Serving only the finest, fresh ingredients, The Classic Grill is a “can’t miss” dining experience in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Open daily 11am – 9pm from May – Mid October and Wednesday – Saturday throughout the winter.

* Parfecto Pizza (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd Come by boat or car! Fresh-baked pizza, appetizers, beer and wine. Located in Madden’s Tennis & Croquet Club, Parfecto Pizza is open daily March – Mid October 5pm – midnight and open for lunch Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dine indoors, on the deck overlooking the lush greens of the croquet and lawn bowling lawns or take a pizza out on the boat.

* Mission Point at Madden’s (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd

A scenic, comfortable dining experience, sourcing the freshest quality fish and finest cuts of meat to create a delicious memorial meal. Picturesque 190-degree views of Gull Lake are rivaled only by the superb food quality. Reservations recommended.

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* 19th Hole (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd Open daily May – Mid-October 11am – 9pm. Enjoy a beverage, a casual bite to eat or catch your favorite sporting event on TV. During the summer, dine on our brand-new patio pool deck. Perfect for lunch, sunning or watching golfers on Pine Beach East. The 19th Hole is a great gathering spot for a celebratory drink after your round!

* Lobby Café (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd The perfect place for breakfast or lunch, conveniently located at the Pine Beach East Golf Course. The Lobby Café specializes in hearty breakfasts, made-from-scratch soups, delectable salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Open daily 7am – 2pm May-Mid-October.

* Fairways Restaurant at Madden’s (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd Casual and family-friendly with enticing food prepared to perfection. A wide and varied menu ranging from abundant sandwiches to wholesome salads to delectable entrees. Overlooking the lush greens of the historic Pine Beach East Golf Course.

Main Street Ale House 218-961-6724 www.mainstreetnisswa.com 25559 Main Street Suite 1, Nisswa Main Street Ale House is a family friendly restaurant and pub located in downtown Nisswa. 30 local and regional tap beers, extensive spirits and wine lists, a fresh rotating menu and patio dining makes Main Street Ale House your new favorite in the Lakes Area. Located next to the Post Office in downtown Nisswa.

MN Traders Co (218) 568-1071 www.Mntraders.com 31038 Government Drive Pequot Lakes, MN 56472

Coffee-to-cocktails gathering space + curated home goods boutique offering craft coffee, beer and wine bar, gourmet donuts + specialty sweets, curated sharables + full food menu, lifestyle boutique offering locally-sourced home goods, co-working lounge, private offices + conference room and event space rentals

Notch 8 Chowhouse & Drinkery (218) 454-6688 www.notch8brainerd.com 1511 Northern Pacific Rd. Brainerd, MN 56401

Notch 8 features a menu of casual favorites that will please any palette. Pizza, pub-style bites, and craveable comfort food that pairs well with our large selection of local craft beer. Our space is a place where you can slow down, reconnect with your people and enjoy the area’s best drinks and bites.

Pequot Lakes SuperValu Deli (218) 568-5001 www.pequotlakessupervalu.com 30581 Patriot Avenue, Pequot Lakes Enjoy a variety of tasty deli meats, cheeses, homemade sandwiches, hot meals, rotisserie chicken and more from the Pequot Lakes SuperValu Sibley Lake Deli. Incorporated into the deli is a large, cozy seating area with tables and chairs where you can enjoy lunch or dinner by the big-screen TV and fireplace.

In-store pick up of your groceries is also offered. Imagine the time this will save so you can get out to the lake that much quicker. Simply visit SHOP.

PEQUOTLAKESSUPERVALU.COM and place your order for pick-up at the store.

Prairie Bay Grill & Catering (218) 824-6444

(218) 454-5494 event/catering www.prairiebay.3cheersmn.com 15115 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

Prairie Bay is the Lakes Area destination for culinary creativity from burgers to walleye. Named best local restaurant two years in a row, this must experience hotspot has proudly served the community for over 15 years. Fresh local ingredients - Catering - Banquets - Events and Full Bar.

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Rafferty’s Pizza of Nisswa (218) 963-3023 www.raffertyspizza.com 25457 Main Street Nisswa, MN 56468

Featuring award-winning traditional and artisan pizzas in a family setting. Pizza dough and sauce made daily on the premises, topped with only the freshest ingredients. Cold beer, wine and beverages. Dine in or carry out, outdoor patio setting. Open daily, year ‘round in downtown Nisswa. Call ahead or order online at Raffertyspizza.com.

Schaefer’s Deli (218) 963-7877 www.schaefersfoods.com

23962 Smiley Road, Nisswa, MN 56468

Schaefer’s Foods Deli opens at 7am. Featuring breakfast made to order and a lunch menu with a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, homemade soups, broasted chicken and BBQ ribs. Also offered is take and bake pizza. Dine in or take out. Pick up your salads, lunch meats and cheeses for your trip to the cabin.

Sherwood North (218) 963-6261

www.Sherwoodnorth.com 8789 Interlachen Rd, Nisswa, MN 56468

Sherwood North combines contemporary style and experience with our historic Minnesota lodge setting. Delicious dining and drinks, as well as indoor and patio seating with a full bar!

Snarky Loon Brewing Co. (218) 568-1136 www.Snarkyloonbrewing.com 33488 State Highway 371, Jenkins, MN 56472

Small, veteran-owned hometown brewery with the Up North cabin feel. Our motto is ‘’where new friends become family’’ and to simply bring people together over great brews. Many of Snarky Loon’s beers are influenced by old style German brewing traditions along with a variety of seasonal rotating taps and a hard seltzer bar. Snarky loon also provides a small food menu of sandwiches and appetizers to complement our beers. We take pride in promoting the great outdoors with our various outdoor patio spaces and live music on our pon’’tune’’ stage all summer. Check out our Facebook page or website for current events, food and beer menus.

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StoneHouse Coffee & Roastery

(218) 961-2326

www.stonehousecoffee.com

25346 South Main Street, Nisswa

Imagine the freshest coffees right out of the roaster, delightfully rich, extraordinarily aromatic and alive with flavor. Enjoy the espresso and coffee bar, with some of Minnesota’s most delicious pastries. Share the inviting, comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with great friends, great conversation, great coffee and the incredible artwork of Samantha French.

Subway 218-963-9789

24400 Smiley Road, Nisswa order.subway.com

Serving your favorite sandwiches on fresh baked bread as well as new sandwiches arriving frequently, all in a newly remodeled store. Our catering options look and taste fantastic. Open 7 days a week with plenty of available seating. Order in person or online.

Sunshine’s Summerhouse (218) 961-4300 www.sunshinessummerhouse.com 2008 Hill Dr SW Nisswa, MN 56468

We are a Craft Kitchen with Elevated Cocktails and lots of Summer Vibes Year Round! We have Juicy Burgers, BBQ Smoked Meats, Pastas, Fresh Salads and more available for Take-Out & Dine-In

Wendy’s (218) 961-0060 • www.wendys.com

4872 County Road 77, Nisswa

At Wendy’s, it’s all about serving up fresh food. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the “Up-North” décor around the grand fireplace. There’s parking for boats/trailers and for the outdoor enthusiast, Wendy’s is right off the Paul Bunyan State Trail. Cool down with a Frosty® or warm up with Wendy’s rich, meaty chili.

WineDown Nisswa

(218) 961-2345 • Winedownmn.com

5386 Merril Ave, Nisswa, MN 56468

WineDown is a place where friends and family can gather to recharge, reconnect and enjoy their love of wine. Our wine bar features a monthly rotation of nine wines from all over the world. We offer something for everyone from long-time wine enthusiasts to those trying their first sip. Sit outside on our patio in hte beautiful lakes area or cozy up at a table in our inviting ambiance.

Wine without cheese? Never. We select the perfect charcuterie board pairings that include artisan meats, cheeses, breads and crackers to compliment your pour perfectly.

Zorbaz on Gull Lake (218) 963-4790 • www.zorbaz.com 8105 Lost Lake Road, Lake Shore

The Lakez Area hot zpot! 46 beerz on tap, bezt margaritaz, frezh homemade pizzaz and great Mexican food. Outdoor patio & deck. Come by car, boat or float plane! Open Monday- Sunday 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. Online ordering and take-out available every day.

Breweries

Big Axe Brewing Company (218) 961-2337 www.bigaxebrewing.com 25435 Main Street, Nisswa

Big Axe Brewing Company’s taproom provides a fun, relaxing environment. You can enjoy up to 12 different house-made, craft brews. Blonde ales, IPAs, Stouts, root beer and more! Hungry? Grab a Big Axe Burger or bowl of signature, from-scratch beer cheese soup made by Big Axe Kitchen. OPEN DAILY, year ‘round.

Jack Pine Brewery (218) 270-8072 www.jackpinebrewery.com

15593 Edgewood Drive, Baxter

Much like the Jack Pine is the first tree to take root after a forest fire, Jack Pine Brewery was the first brewery to launch in the Brainerd Lakes Area since prohibition. Try it on tap locally or stop by the taproom for a beer flight, pint or a growler to go.

Roundhouse Brewery 23836 Smiley Road, Nisswa www.roundhousebrew.com

Roundhouse Brewery made the move to Nisswa in 2020 in order to accommodate our growth and to expand our offerings. We now have a huge outdoor music stage and patio. Fear not, the patio is open during the winter with campfire pits available.

We have also added axe throwing in The Wreck Room, a private event center called Union Station, and the Dining Car which provides food for the taproom and Union Station events as well. We have become a destination entertainment complex with much to offer. As always, community is at the center of what we do and we are family friendly as well. Come grab a plate and a pint and see what we are all about. We call it the Roundhouse Experience.

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INAUGURAL TOURNAMENT EXCEEDS PLAYERS’ EXPECTATIONS

The players were torn.

On one hand, the goal for the PGA Tour Canada players is to get off that tour and advance to the Korn Ferry Tour, the next step to making the PGA Tour.

On the other hand, many of them said they wouldn’t mind having to come back to Cragun’s Legacy Courses for another shot at winning the CRMC Championship.

The praise was plentiful concerning the course conditions for the August 2022 tournament at the Legacy. Cragun’s golf course superintendent Matt McKinnon and his staff had the Legacy greens “rolling like pool tables” was how many of the players described it.

For an inaugural event, the tournament, the course and the volunteers exceeded the players’ expectations.

Scott Stevens was one of those players vying for a spot on the Korn Ferry Tour. He was fifth in the Fortinet Cup standings, which would advance him to the next level.

The Birmingham, Alabama, native called the course one of the best on the tour.

“As a whole, the golf course, the hospitality and how the tournament was run was honestly very impressive because this was the first year they had the tournament here,” Stevens said. “Everything was run really smoothly. The area is great to be in. I went fishing … so that was fun.

Stevens said he came into the tournament with no expectations. He expected there to be issues for a firsttime tournament, but didn’t experience

anything negative.

“All the volunteers were great,” Stevens said. “The fans came out. Every day on 18 there were a bunch of people around the green. That makes it a lot of fun for us because usually not a ton of people. Didn’t really have any expectations coming in and if I did they would have been exceeded.”

Stevens had to keep reminding himself he was back on U.S. soil. The CRMC was the first PGA Tour Canada event to be played in America.

Californian Jake Knapp was the tournament winner with a 26-under-par score. Knapp was very pleased with the Paul Bunyan Ax trophy awarded to the winner.

“I think anytime it’s a first-time event you wonder and you also worry about the support it’s going to get,” Knapp said. “You’re not sure how many people know about it or how big the country club is. You’re never really sure going in. Nobody has really been here before. Everyone was just like we’ll see what happens when we get there. When we got here and played the back nine I knew it was going to be a great test. It was really fast and firm to start out with and it was kind of a bummer we got so much rain because it changed the course, but it took a low number to win.”

Knapp moved from ninth to second in the Fortinet Cup standings with the win and collected $36,000 of the $200,000 prize money.

More important to the lakes area, The CRMC Foundation, which was the fundraising entity for the tournament, received a $50,000 donation. Just as important was the way the Cragun’s Legacy Courses staff and its volunteers showcased Brainerd lakes area golf. •

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GOLF

PLACES TO GOLF

BREEZY POINT RESORT –

Deacon’s Lodge Golf Course (218) 562-6262 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com

9348 Arnold Palmer Drive, Breezy Point

18 Holes, Par 72, 6977 Yards

Named in honor of Arnold Palmer’s father “Deke”, Deacon’s Lodge is considered one of Palmer’s best designs. Sculpted from 500 acres of Northern Minnesota wilderness, Deacon’s Lodge combines the uncompromised beauty of surrounding lakes, woodlands and wetlands with a nationally acclaimed layout meticulously maintained to exceed your golf adventure expectations. Featuring massively wide bent grass fairways, masterfully designed green complexes, and native transition areas throughout, Deacon’s Lodge guests are greeted by 18 championship holes equally deserving of signature hole status.

BREEZY POINT RESORT –

Traditional Golf Course (218) 562-7166 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com

9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point

18 Holes, Par 68, 5192 Yards

Patti Berg, Les Bolstad & Walter Hagen are some of the famous names that have golfed Breezy Point’s Traditional Golf Course. This is a “shot maker’s” course that rewards accuracy over power and is enjoyed by golfers of all abilities. The charming pro shop and clubhouse are open daily to meet all of your golfing needs.

BREEZY POINT RESORT –

Whitebirch Golf Course (218) 562-7177 or (800) 432-3777 (Press 4) www.breezypointresort.com 7891 County Road 11, Breezy Point 18 Holes, Par 72, 6709 Yards

Whitebirch features over 6700 yards of lush fairways and huge undulating greens with multiple tee boxes. Add to that, trees, sand and water and you have what many consider the best championship golf value in the area. The pro shop offers the latest trends in men’s and women’s golf apparel, accessories and golf items.

CRAGUN’S LEGACY COURSES –

Bobby’s Legacy Golf Course (218) 825-2789 or (888) 873-0162

www.craguns.com 11000 Craguns Drive, Brainerd 18 holes, Par 73, 6807 Yards

Bobby’s Legacy, a Golf Digest 4 ½ star-rated course, was named after its famed designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. This is a “shot-makers” dream, with elevated tees, shorter holes and longer, more traditional par 4s and 5s, along with many split fairways and multiple tees that makes Bobby’s Legacy the ultimate in playability for all.

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Cragun’s Legacy Courses –

Dutch 18 Golf Course 888-873-0162

Craguns.com/golf 11496 E Gull Lake Dr, Brainerd, MN 18 holes, Par 70, 7025 yards

Dutch Legacy Course is the crown jewel of the Lakes Area’s golf courses and was rated 5 stars by the readers of Golf Digest. As part of the Legacy courses 10-million-dollar renovation, The Dutch Legacy will be expanding to 27 holes in 2024 with 18 holes open for play throughout the 2023 golf season. The skillful blend of par 3s, 4s and 5s makes this a great course for all golfing levels.

Cragun’s Legacy Courses –Minnesota’s Premiere Championship Course 888-873-0162

Craguns.com/golf 11496 E Gull Lake Dr, Brainerd, MN 18 holes, Par 72, 7491 yards

Golf the new Lehman 18, designed in partnership by Minnesota PGA TOUR Pro, Tom Lehman. Every hole has been reimagined with the customers’ playing experience in mind – such as white bunkers, green contours, larger fairways, shorter forced carries, extended chipping areas around the greens and much more. This is Minnesota and the Midwest’s newest premiere championship golf course.

Cragun’s Legacy Courses –Reversible 9 Golf Course 888-873-0162

Craguns.com/golf 11496 E Gull Lake Dr, Brainerd, MN 9 Holes, Par 27, Clockwise 1365 yards

This unique reversible par 3 golf course was inspired by the classic St. Andrews in Scotland. The Reversible 9’s direction alternates daily and is ideal for novice, family and group play. The Reversible 9 also features the new game of Footgolf that combines the two sports of soccer and golf, a great game for golfers and non-golfers to enjoy.

GRAND VIEW LODGE – The Pines (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com 23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Explore 27 holes designed as three 9-hole landscapes at this unique championship par 72 course. Five tees at each hole offer flexibility for all skill levels. The Pines’ practice facility features five separate putting greens, a two-sided driving range and a complete short game practice area is available.

GRAND VIEW LODGE – The Preserve (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com

23521 Nokomis Avenue, Nisswa Experience golf and nature in harmony as you make your way through this 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Scenic views from eleven elevated tees offer a spectacular experience of nature’s beauty. Five tees at each hole offer flexibility for all skill levels. Voted WCCO’s Best of MN 19th hole!

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE –

The Classic at Madden’s (218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 72, 7102 Yards

The Classic offers spectacular views, challenging shots and an unforgettable experience for anyone who values traditional “classic” golf. The towering oaks and northern Minnesota beauty provide a natural, tranquil and traditional golf experience that is truly unmatched.

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE –Pine Beach East (218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 72, 6154 Yards

The Pine Beach East course, designed by James Dalgleish, a Scottish golf course architect, was established in 1926. The lovingly maintained historic course retains its 1920’s charm but with rebuilt greens, added bunkers and natural fescue grass. Pine Beach East features a 618 yard, par 6 hole – A one-of-a-kind!

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – Pine Beach West (218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 18 Holes, Par 67, 5070 Yards

The most unique Brainerd Lakes Area golf course, this par 67 accommodates today’s golfer by being quick to get around and challenging to score. So challenging, you’ll need every club in your bag. Think Pine Beach West doesn’t fit into your trip? Take “The Owner’s challenge”, break par and your round is on them!

MADDEN’S ON GULL LAKE – The Social 9 (218) 829-2811 or (800) 642-5363 www.maddens.com

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd 9 Holes, Par 28, 1341 Yards

The Social 9, overlooking Gull Lake, is ideal for a quick nine and is perfect for juniors, beginners and more skilled players to work on short-game skills. This course is great for a warm-up to playing a full 18 on The Classic or a fun way to end the day with your golf group. Its postage stamp greens make it a great place for the accomplished player to practice.

WHITEFISH GOLF CLUB

(218) 543-4900 www.whitefishgolf.com

7883 County Road 16, Pequot Lakes

18 Holes, Par 72, 6462 Yards

Tucked away in the tall pines and majestic oaks of the Minnesota’s Scenic Lakes Area is the Whitefish Golf Club, a Golf Digest 4 ½ star rated classic style 18 hole golf course that provides the perfect spot for a relaxing round of golf while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

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9 Holes, Par 27, 1200 Yards

One of Minnesota’s best short game courses, with a par 3 Golf Course and scenic holes from 75-175 yards winding through the great northwoods. Wildwedge has enough distance, sand and water to challenge the more experienced golfer without intimidating the beginners. Fun for the whole family with: Par 3 Golf, Mini Golf, Maze, RV Park, Motel Rooms.

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What does it take to be the Nisswa Citizen of the Year in Nisswa?

More than you think!

You have to live and breathe Nisswa. Both of those sum up Tina Foster.

If you have ever been to the area, you have probably met her. She sure was surprised at our annual membership dinner when she thought that her friend was receiving this honor.

She had spent the better part of a year in Mexico helping her family get a project off the ground there. We missed seeing her around town, but she was always still present.

She remained on many boards and still traveled back to be part of all the events in Nisswa.

So, when it was time to announce the receiver of last year's Citizen of the Year honor, she had her eyes on who she thought the winner was.

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was announced that we were glad that she traveled back from Mexico to receive this honor, she was overwhelmingly surprised.

There were many people involved in the surprise and it was amazing we pulled it off! She almost didn’t make it back in time!

This honor is voted on by 3 past honorees and 2 Nisswa Chamber board members.

There are many great people nominated each year and the process is not always easy, but this year's rising star is Tina Foster and Nisswa wouldn’t be the same without her.

Her favorite part so far? Riding on top of the fire truck in the Freedom Days Parade! •

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QUAINT COFFEE SHOP GETS NEW OWNERS

What started as one small coffee shop in Nisswa Square more than 20 years ago grew to two more locations, a roastery and a bakery.

Yet the downtown location remains a quaint and popular place for friends to meet or to grab a quick cup of coffee while on the go. You’ll usually find the tables inside occupied, or the chairs on the outdoor patio during nice weather as friends leisurely reminisce and sip something delicious.

In spring 2022, new owners took over Stonehouse Coffee and Roastery, famously known for fresh roasted coffee and fresh baked scones.

Brittany Ohman and her parents, Jay and Nancy Kinkel, bought the business from founders Mike and Julie French. They remain excited to continue building on the business’ longtime success.

It was always Ohman’s dream to own her own coffee shop.

“Instead of just starting from scratch, why not take over an established business?” Ohman said. “I worked under the previous owners for years and was able to learn so much about coffee from them and how they built this business. I look forward to adding to what they have started.”

She started as a roaster at Stonehouse in 2018 and eventually became the manager.

She previously managed a coffee shop in Fargo, North Dakota, where she gained experience in business management and marketing. She fell in love with coffee in 2012, when she worked at a coffee shop while attending college in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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From left: Brittany Ohman holding her son, Kai; Ohman’s mom, Nancy Kinkel; and her sister, Sarena, holding her son, Knox. Not pictured are Ohman’s dad, Jay Kinkel, and other sister, Natalie.

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took over Stonehouse with her family, the business had grown from just its Nisswa Square location to a spot in the RiverWood Bank building in Baxter and another in the American National Bank building off County Road 13 in Nisswa.

Ohman is happy to carry on the tradition while working with her family.

Ohman grew up in Park Rapids with her parents and two sisters, who are also involved in the business. The family keeps growing too, with Ohman’s son born just weeks before her family took over and her sister’s son born a short time later.

“We have two little boys who will be growing up here at Stonehouse,” Ohman said with a smile.

Ohman plans to upgrade the business in the years to come with changes already being made, like creating a more user friendly website and engaging more in community events.

Gluten-free macarons were the first addition of what Ohman hopes to be more to come. She also hopes to do community outreach and partner with other businesses to offer evening events.

“We’ll see what the future holds,” Ohman said. “But I’m always evolving and changing and creating new things.” •

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NISSWA BUCKET LIST

THE ULTIMATE NISSWA BUCKET LIST

With all of the different activities you can do in Nisswa, it can get overwhelming! We have put together the ultimate list of activities to do to make it a little easier for you to decide.

Turtle Races

How could you miss out on the famous Nisswa Turtle Races? Thousands of families come every summer to these

races and make memories that last a lifetime! Join us every Wednesday in the summer on the Turtle Track.

Shopping the Streets

Nisswa’s Main Street and Shopping Square have “Pretty Good Shopping” for you to check out! Gift shops, boutiques and sweet treats line the town, giving you endless options to explore while you’re in town!

Hop the Breweries

Big Axe Brewing, Roundhouse Brewery, Jack Pine Brewery and Snarky Loon Brewery are all great options for you to stop at if you want a good, cold, fresh brewed craft beer! They all have food and activities, too! Hop around and make a day out of it!

Brainerd Zip Line Tour

Want to see the beautiful Nisswa area from up in the air? Head down County Road 77 to the Brainerd Zip Line Tour!

You can see for 15 miles on their 7 zip lines and sky bridge at the top of Mount Ski Gull! Make a reservation today!

Golfing

Whether you like mini golf or traditional golf, we have many places for you to go! For mini golf, head to Nisswa Falls or Wildwedge. If you want to play

traditional golf, head to The Preserve or The Pines at Grand View, Social 9 or The Classic at Madden’s, The Executive Course at Wildwedge, Whitefish Golf Course, Deacon’s Lodge, The Traditional at Breezy or Whitebirch at Breezy!

Ride the Trail

Take a ride along the 123-mile long Paul Bunyan Trail that runs right through downtown Nisswa! Didn’t bring a bike? We’ve got you covered! Head over to Up North Bike Rental for e-bikes or pedal bikes, or you can go to Nisswa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals for e-bikes as well! There are trail maps located inside the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce.

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city council made up of a mayor and four council members leads the city of Nisswa and the staff at city hall.

The city has had a city administrator since July 2017. Staff also includes a city clerk, finance specialist, city planner, parks and recreation director and public works director.

Nisswa has a six-member police department led by a longtime chief of police. The city’s volunteer fire department is led by a fire chief with more than 20 years of firefighting experience, and the department has substations in Lake Edward Township and Lake Shore, as well as its main station downtown.

The city has two municipal liquor operations in Ye Old Pickle Factory, a bar and off-sale liquor store downtown, and Spirits of Nisswa, an off-sale liquor store near Schaefer’s Foods.

Residents can get involved in city government by serving on the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment, Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission, or Public Works Committee.

NISSWA CITY INFORMATION

CITY OF NISSWA

City Hall/Community Center

Reservations

963-4444 Website...................................................... www.ci.nisswa.mn.us

Fire Department

911

(218) 963-0047 Warming House (218) 963-3931 Planning and Zoning

Parks and Recreation

(218) 963-2402 Police Department

911 Non-emergency

(218) 963-4301 Post Office (218) 963-7907

NISSWA SCHOOL

Elementary School (218) 961-6860

ICE SKATING

Nisswa Skating Rink

(218) 963-3931

NISSWA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Located at Nisswa Elementary School

(218) 961-6876 Summer Hours M-S 10am-2pm School Hours M-Th 3pm-7pm Sat 10am-2pm

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‘ONLY IN NISSWA’ - NISSWA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFERS UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

Nisswa Elementary School is a pre-kindergarten through fourth grade school in the heart of Nisswa. The elementary school is part of the Brainerd School District.

But unlike many of the district’s other five elementary schools, Nisswa School offers unique opportunities to all of its students because of its location.

One of those is the annual Bloom Auction and Fundraiser, scheduled April 1, 2023, an event that raises over 80% of the PTO’s funds for a school year.

Proceeds from this event help fund technology updates; classroom curriculum needs, including extra art and science education; agenda books; reading literacy tools; field trips; family fun nights; and much, much more.

The Bloom is an event for adults held at Grand View Lodge’s Gull Lake Center. Those who attend are treated to gourmet food and cocktails and are entertained by games, drawings, a large silent auction and a live auction.

Students participate as well, but before the grand event is held. Students in each grade create artworks and themed gift baskets that are raffled at the event. These baskets have always been wildly popular.

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The Bloom Auction and Fundraiser started 18 years ago when funding was being cut. In response, the Nisswa School PTO sponsored the auction to continue to fund art instruction for Nisswa students.

Originally a way to fund exposure to the arts, the event grew from there.

“At that event we are reminded of how much our community and families support our little school to ensure that we are able to provide so many ‘Only in Nisswa’ experiences throughout the year,” Principal Molly Raske said.

Other “Only in Nisswa” experiences for elementary students include:

Kindergartners get to ride a Nisswa fire truck during Fire Prevention Week in October. Firefighters visit the school to demonstrate spraying the school with fire hoses, share a fire safety presentation dressed in full gear and then kindergartners ride back to the fire hall in fire trucks.

Fourth graders get a lesson in patriotism during a flag disposal ceremony at the Nisswa American Legion in the fall. Legion members march with students a halfmile from the school to the Legion to then show them the proper way to retire a flag and fold a flag.

All students and staff, including the principal, dress up in their Halloween costumes and walk from the school through downtown Nisswa as they go trick-or-treating at downtown businesses.

All students help launch the Nisswa Turtle Race season in May with a day of racing. The Nisswa A&W donates root beer floats for every student to kick off the event and then every student races a turtle. •

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CHRISTMAS

TOUR HELPS FOOD SHELF PATRONS

Have fun, gain holiday decorating ideas and benefit the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes all at the same time.

The food shelf will again benefit from the 32nd annual Nisswa Christmas Home Tour, which will take place Oct. 19-21, 2023.

Tour participants pay $40 - with all proceeds benefiting the food shelf - and are shuttled to private homes elaborately decorated for the holidays.

Participants then have the opportunity to shop or grab a bite to eat in downtown Nisswa.

The food shelf uses proceeds to meet growing needs in the Brainerd lakes area.

Nisswa shops donate their time and expertise to decorate the tour homes. Last year’s participants included Anchored In, Buffalo Plaid, Chocolate Ox, Double T Acres, Found: A Curated Life, Lark and Olde Crow Gatherings.

The Lakes Area Food Shelf projected it would serve as many as 10,000 people in 2022 - despite limiting individuals to two visits per month - as government pandemic

relief programs expired and inflation raised costs.

“The combination of our buying power with the help from area grocers will maximize the impact of every dollar from every ticket sold,” said Kathy Adams, Lakes Area Food Shelf director. “The Christmas Home Tour is our biggest annual appeal. With the continued growth in the number of friends and neighbors using the food shelf, we’re really hoping to reach record sales.”

Tickets and more information are available at lafshometour.com. •

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Winnipeg, Canada 311.3 miles

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ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING/CPA

B. Johnson & Assoc., Ltd. .................................................................... (218) 963-3424 www.BrainerdCPA.com

Clasen & Schiessl CPAs, Ltd. ............................................................. (218) 568-5242 www.lakesareacpas.com

ADVERTISING/MEDIA/PROMOTIONS

BlazeAir Productions (218) 831-2649 www.blazeairmn.com

Brainerd Dispatch/Echo Journal (218) 829-4705 www.pineandlakes.com

Full Circle V360 (218) 251-7381 www.FullCircleV360.com

GLS Promotions ...................................................................................... (218) 824-7766 www.glspromotions.com

Graphic Element

(218) 656-0005

Hubbard Radio - Brainerd (218) 828-1244 www.brainerdradio.net

Lake Country Journal Magazine

Lakes Printing

(218) 828-6424 www.lakecountryjournal.com

(218) 829-7790 www.lakesprinting.com

R & J Broadcasting Inc. ........................................................................ (218) 828-9994 www.rjbroadcasting.com

Range Printing (218) 829-5982 www.rangeprinting.com

SIGNspot (218) 829-0950 www.signspotmn.com

The Pulse 104.3 and The Word 102.7 (218) 568-4422 www.theword.mn

XT Creative Group (218) 833-2664 www.xtcreativegroup.com

APPLIANCE SALES & SERVICE

Schroeders Appliance Center ......................................................... (218) 829-3624 www.schroedersappliance.com

ARCHITECTS/ENGINEERS/SURVEYORS

Structures International

(218) 963-3401 www.sinisswa.com

WIDSETH (218) 829-5117 www.widseth.com

ART

GALLERIES

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Bending Pines Pottery ......................................................................... (320) 250-9513

Lakes Area Artists (218) 296-1384

ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Actors Repertory Theatre .................................................................. (218) 316-2245 www.art4mn.org

Brainerd International Raceway .................................................... (218) 824-7223 www.brainerdraceway.com

Brainerd Zip Line Tour ............................................................................. (218) 656-1111 www.zipbrainerd.com

Copper Creek Garden Center and Landscapes ...................(218) 961-1294 www.coppercreeklandscapes.com

Gull Lake Yacht Club & Sailing School......................................... (218) 963-6092 www.glyc.com

Hunts Point Gun Club 1-218-232-7062 www.huntspointgunclub.com

Lakeshore Conservation Club (218) 963-4003 www.lakeshoregunclub.com

Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota (218) 410-3030 www.legacychorale.org

Mount Ski Gull (218) 963-4353 www.mountskigull.com

Nisswa Area Historical Society— Nisswa History Center and Museum (218) 963-3570 facebook.com/NisswaAreaHistoricalSociety

Nisswa Community Children’s Library (218) 961-6876 Nisswa Falls Mini Golf www.nisswafallsminigolf.com (218) 961-2327

Nisswa Family Fun Center (218) 820-3046 www.nisswaoutdoorwaterpark.com

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Northland Arboretum (218) 829-8770 www.northlandarb.org

Northland Kart Kountry/VR Action World (218) 454-1602 www.northlandkartkountry.com

Oh, Fer Cute! Entertainment............................................................. (651) 242-3200 www.ohfercutemn.com

Paul Bunyan Land Amusement Park & Campground (218) 764-2524 www.paulbunyanland.com

Safari North Wildlife Park (218) 454-1662 www.safarinorth.com

Wildwedge Golf (218) 568-5000 www.wildwedge.com

AUTOMOTIVE SALES

Mills Automotive Group (866) 455-7638 www.millsauto.com

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE

KV Automotive (218) 568-1181

MK AutoBody Inc. (218) 963-2991

Nisswa Automotive (218) 963-2202 www.nisswaauto.com

Paradigm Automotive & Performance (218) 855-1111 www.paradigmauto.com

SNK Car Wash & Oil Change..............................................................(218) 963-1204 www.snkcarwashandoil.com

Turner Towing LLC (218) 963-4547 www.turnertowingllc.com

BANKING & LOANS

American National Bank - Sportland Corners.......................(218) 656-1380 www.anbmn.com

First Western Bank & Trust (218) 963-7325 www.firstwestern.bank

Frandsen Bank & Trust (218) 963-3316 www.frandsenbank.com

Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union ............................................ (218) 829-0371 www.mmfcu.org

Wings Financial Credit Union - Baxter (952) 997-8000 www.wingsfinancial.com

Wings Financial Credit Union - Brainerd .................................. (952) 997-8000 www.wingsfinancial.com

BARS & BREWERIES

American Legion - Nisswa ................................................................ (218) 963-9946 www.nisswalegion.com

Big Axe Brewing Company (218) 961-2337 www.bigaxebrewing.com

Jack Pine Brewery (218) 270-8072 www.jackpinebrewery.com

Roundhouse Brewery (218) 963-2739 www.roundhousebrew.com

Snarky Loon Brewing Co. (218) 568-1136 www.snarkyloonbrewing.com WineDown Nisswa 1-218-961-2345 www.winedownmn.com

Ye Old Pickle Factory (218) 963-0085 www.cityofnisswa.com

BEAUTY/BARBER/SPA

Belle Cheveux Salon & Spa (218) 961-0095 www.bellecheveuxnisswa.com

Grand View Lodge - Glacial Waters Spa (218) 963-8700 www.grandviewlodge.com

John’s Barbershop at Schaefer’s (218) 568-4425

Madden’s on Gull Lake - The Spa (218) 829-2811

Moxy Hair Studio & Spa 1-218-961-1015 www.moxyhairstudionisswa.com

BICYCLE RENTAL

Up North Bike Rentals, LLC (218) 821-5399 www.upnorthbikerentals.com

BOAT CRUISES

Breezy Point Resort - Breezy Belle............................................... (218) 562-7164 www.breezybelle.com Gull Lake Cruises....................................................................................... (218) 316-7005 www.gulllakecruises.com

BOAT SALES & SERVICE

Harbor Classics Boat Repair and Restoration (218) 831-0136

Minnesota Inboard Water Sports (218) 822-4401 www.mninboard.com

Nisswa Marine (218) 963-2292 www.nisswamarine.com

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BOAT STORAGE

Northern Shores LLC .............................................................................(218) 821-2396

BOAT, PONTOON AND JET SKI RENTAL

Bertha Boatworks (218) 543-4100 www.berthaboatworks.com

Boats and Beyond Rentals, Inc. ..................................................... (218) 963-7700 www.boatsandbeyondrentals.com

Dave’s Sportland Rental......................................................................(218) 963-2401 www.davessportland.com

Lake Fun Rentals ......................................................................................(218) 961-0000 www.BrainerdBoatRentals.com

Nisswa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals.................................................... (218) 513-7940 www.nisswaboatandjetski.com

Your Boat Club ........................................................................................... (218) 963-1010 www.yourboatclub.com

BUSINESS SERVICES

Lehman & Associates Consulting, Inc. ......................................... (218) 838-4158

Spot On ..........................................................................................................(612) 443-5777 www.spoton.com

ZenBusiness (844) 493-6249 www.zenbusiness.com

CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS

Birch Bay RV Resort .............................................................................. (218) 963-4488 www.birchbayrvresort.net

Fritz’s Resort & Campground ........................................................... (218) 568-8988 www.fritzsresort.com

Hidden Paradise Resort (218) 963-3180 www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

CHILD CARE

Stepping Stones Childcare Learning Center Inc...................(218) 270-3100 www.steppingstonesmn.com

CHIROPRACTIC

Northern Hope Functional Neurology & Chiropractic........ (218) 232-3178 www.northernhopefnc.com

CHURCHES

Legacy Church (612) 300-5909 www.legacychurchmn.com

Living Savior Lutheran Church (218) 963-9733 www.livingsaviorchurch.org

Lutheran Church of the Cross .......................................................... (218) 963-2564 www.lccnisswa.org

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish ...........................................................(218) 568-4760 www.ourladylakes.com

Timberwood Church (218) 967-8888 www.timberwoodchurch.org

CLEANING SERVICES

SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids (218) 568-6923 www.servprobrainerdandparkrapids.com

COFFEE SHOPS & BAKERY

Adirondack Coffee (218) 967-0111 www.lovemymug.com Breezy Point Resort - The Coffee House (218) 562-7179 www.breezypointresort.com

Iron Waffle Coffee Company............................................................. (218) 963-6317 www.theironwaffle.com

StoneHouse Coffee & Roastery (218) 961-2326 www.stonehousecoffee.com

COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

Lakes Equipment Repair (218) 839-5253

CONSTRUCTION

Anderson Brothers Construction (218) 829-1768 www.andersonbrothers.com E.L. Builders LLC ....................................................................................... (218) 839-4158 www.e-lbuilders.com Hy-Tec Construction of Brainerd, Inc. (218) 829-8529 www.hytecconstruction.com

Matt Dircks Construction, LLC (218) 821-4915 Nor-Son, Inc. (218) 828-1722 www.nor-son.com

CONVENIENCE STORE & GAS STATION

Triangle Nisswa (218) 963-4492 DENTISTS

Nisswa Dental (218) 963-2970 www.nisswadental.com Nisswa Smiles ............................................................................................ (218) 963-6330 www.nisswasmiles.com

DOCK & MARINE SERVICES

Brainerd Lakes FLOE Docks & Lift (218) 961-3625 www.brainerdlakesllc.com D. H. Docks, LLC (218) 963-2566 www.dhdocks.com

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Nisswa Dock ............................................................................................... (218) 963-2584 www.nisswadock.com

EDUCATION

Brainerd Public Schools, District #181 (218) 454-6900 www.isd181.org

ELECTRICIAN

Burt Electric (218) 829-8922 Holden Electric Co., Inc (218) 829-4759 www.holdenelectric.com

Jim’s Electric Company, Inc. (218) 828-0250 www.jimselectric.com

Precision Electrical LLC (218) 851-4013 www.precisionelectricalmn.com

EQUIPMENT RENTAL/SALES/SERVICE

Brainerd General Rental ......................................................................(218) 828-2815 www.brainerdrental.com

Midwest Machinery ................................................................................ (218) 829-5356 www.midwestmachineryco.com

EVENT AND WEDDING VENUE

Northern Pacific Center (218) 270-8113 www.northernpacificcenter.com

EXCAVATING

Honer Excavating (320) 250-6465 www.honerexcavatinginc.godaddysites.com Stumvoll Excavating (218) 838-8898

EYE CARE/VISION

Associates in Eyecare ........................................................................... (218) 829-1789 www.associatesineyecaremn.com

Lakes Area Eyecare .............................................................................. (218) 829-2929 www.lakesareaeyecare.com

Midwest Family Eye Center (218) 828-9545 www.midwestfamilyeyecenter.com

FARMERS MARKET

Double T Acres (515) 494-5449 www.doubletacres.com

Nisswa Farmer’s Market (612) 710-0962 www.brainerdfarmersmarket.com

FINANCE AND INSURANCE

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP ....................................................................... (218) 828-0100 www.claconnect.com

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor - Marcy Weaver ........... (218) 656-7312 www.edwardjones.com/marcy-weaver

Edward Jones Investments - Jason Martinson, Nisswa . (218) 963-0020 www.edwardjones.com

Nisswa Insurance Agency .................................................................. (218) 963-1000 www.nisswainsurance.com

Northridge Insurance Agency Inc................................................... (218) 829-1166 www.northridgeins.com

State Farm Insurance - Brett Laugen (218) 829-1764 www.insurebrainerdlakes.com

Weizenegger - Engel Insurance (218) 829-4721 www.we-ins.com

FIREWORKS

Any Occasion Pyrotechnics LLC (612) 710-3568 North Star Fireworks LLC (612) 743-3512

FISHING BAIT/TACKLE

Dave’s Sportland Rental (218) 963-2401 www.davessportland.com

S & W Bait and Guide Service ...........................................................(218) 829-7010 www.sandwbait.com

FISHING GUIDE

Nisswa Guide League (218) 963-2547 www.nisswaguides.com Walleyedan Guide Service (218) 839-5598 www.walleyedan.com

FITNESS

Anytime Fitness - Nisswa (218) 961-1111 www.anytimefitness.com/gyms/961/nisswa-mn-56468/

Notice Wellness LLC (218) 831-1454 www.noticewellness.com

Takedown Gym (218) 454-1770 www.takedowngym.com

FLAGS/FLAG POLES

Falls Flag Source ...................................................................................... (218) 963-1502 www.telescopingflagpoles.com

FLORISTS

Petals & Beans

FOOD VENDOR/CONCESSIONS

(218) 961-7385 www.petalsbeans.com

All Fried Up (218) 330-2868

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KD Kettle

(763) 438-6274

Nisswa Mini Donuts ................................................................................ (218) 820-2332

Northwoods Food Factory LLC (612) 309-6830 www.etsy.com/shop/NorthWoodsFoodFactry

GARAGE DOORS

Garage Door Store ................................................................................ (218) 824-0022 www.gdsmidwest.com

GARBAGE/RECYCLING

Waste Partners Inc. (218) 824-8727 www.wastepartnersinc.com

GOLF COURSES

Breezy Point Resort - Traditional Golf Course (218) 562-7166 www.breezypointresort.com

Breezy Point Resort - Whitebirch Golf Course (218) 562-7177 www.breezypointresort.com

Cragun’s Legacy Courses (218) 825-2789 www.craguns.com

Breezy Point Resort - Deacon’s Lodge Golf Course (218) 562-6262 www.breezypointresort.com

Grand View Lodge - Pines Golf Course (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com

Grand View Lodge - Preserve Golf Course (218) 963-8755 www.grandviewlodge.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Classic Golf Course ......................... (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Pine Beach East Golf Course ... (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Pine Beach West Golf Course .. (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Maddens on Gull Lake - Social 9 Golf Course ........................ (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Whitefish Golf Club ................................................................................. (218) 543-4900 www.whitefishgolf.com

GOVERNMENT

Josh Heintzeman, State Representative (651) 296-4333 www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/profile/15435

Lake Shore, City of (218) 963-2148 www.cityoflakeshore.com

Nisswa, City of (218) 963-4444 www.cityofnisswa.com

Sourcewell

...................................................................................................... (218) 895-4131 www.sourcewell-mn.gov

GROCERY

Cub Foods - Baxter (218) 828-4601 www.cub.com

Cub Foods - Brainerd (218) 828-1816 www.cub.com

Pequot Lakes SuperValu (218) 568-5001 www.pequotlakessupervalu.com Schaefer’s Foods ..................................................................................... (218) 963-2265 www.schaefersfoods.com

GUTTERS

Advantage Seamless Gutters (218) 270-2663 www.advantageseamlessgutters.com

HARDWARE/BUILDING SUPPLIES

Mattson Lumber (218) 963-7470 www.mattsonlumber.com

Nisswa Hardware .................................................................................... (218) 963-7645

HEATING AND COOLING

Lake Shore Heating and Cooling (615) 730-7336 www.lakeshoreheatingandcooling.com

HOME BUSINESS

Avon - Independent Sales Rep. Sandy Strom-Gieseke (218) 838-7006 www.youravon.com/sstrom

HOME CARE

Good Samaritan Home Care & Hospice (218) 963-9452 www.good-sam.com

HOME EXTERIORS

Exterior Pro, Inc.

........................................................................................ (218) 851-2845 www.myexteriorpro.com

HOME INTERIORS

Bathtub Refinishing USA (218) 828-8600 www.BathtubRefinishingUSA.com

Lake Country Granite and Tile (218) 330-6396 www.lakecountrygranite.com

HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center .................................................. (218) 546-7000 www.cuyunamed.org

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HOTEL/MOTEL

AmericInn Lodge & Suites by Wyndham (218) 568-8400 www.wyndhamhotels.com/americinn/pequot-lakes-minnesota

Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes (218) 822-5634 www.arrowwoodbrainerd.com

Nisswa Inn & Suites ................................................................................. (218) 963-3500 www.Nisswainnandsuites.com

Nisswa Motel (218) 963-7611 www.nisswamotel.com

Pine River Inn (218) 587-4499 www.rodewayinn.com/hotel/mn078

I LOVE NISSWA MEMBERS

Anderson, Lee and Penny Mark and Gina Meixner Martin, Linda Marv and Judy Koep Radtke, Molly and Ryan Seipp, Terry and Lee Warden, Louise

INSULATION

Expert Insulation of Minnesota, LLC. (218) 454-7775 www.expertinsulation.com

JEWELERS

RW Jewelers & Boutique (218) 963-3306 www.rwjewelers.com

LANDSCAPE, LAWN & GARDEN

Backyard Reflections ............................................................................(218) 454-1065 www.backyardmn.com

Copper Creek Garden Center and Landscapes (218) 961-1294 www.coppercreeklandscapes.com

Nordic Brick & Fireplace (218) 867-3700 www.alexbrick.com

The Croix Companies (218) 829-3404 www.thecroixcompanies.com

LIQUOR STORE

Spirits of Nisswa (218) 963-7488 www.spiritsofnisswa.com

MANUFACTURING

The Teehive

(218) 454-4483 www.theteehive.com

Viking Label & Packaging, Inc. (218) 963-2575 www.vikinglabel.com

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

BOLD, Inc. (651) 485-4305 www.girlsarebold.org

Brainerd Jaycees (800) 950-9461 www.brainerdjaycees.com

Brainerd Ski Loons (218) 831-3290 www.skiloons.com

Bridges of Hope (218) 825-7682 www.bridgesofhopemn.org

Community Action of Pequot Lakes (218) 851-2764 www.communityactionpequotlakes.org

Confidence Learning Center (218) 828-2344 www.campconfidence.com

Crow Wing County Snowmobile Trail Association..................www.brainerdlakesareasnowmobiletrails.com

Friends of Nisswa Lake Park (218) 821-0362 www.ci.nisswa.mn.us

Gull Chain of Lakes Association ...................................................... www.gcola.org

Lakes Area Food Shelf ......................................................................... (218) 568-8474 www.lakesareafoodshelf.org

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity.................................................. (218) 828-8517 www.lakesareahabitat.org

Lakes Area Music Festival ................................................................. (218) 275-5263 www.lakesareamusic.org

Lakes Area United Way ....................................................................... (218) 829-2619 www.unitedwaynow.org

Mounted Eagles Inc ............................................................................... (218) 454-3228 www.mountedeagles.org

Nisswa Chamber of Commerce ..................................................... (218) 963-2620 www.nisswa.com

Nisswa Garden Club (218) 330-6661

Nisswa Lions Club (507) 396-3407 www.nisswalions.com

Nisswa School PTO www.nisswapto.com

Nisswa Women’s Club (218) 963-3121 www.nisswawomensclub.org

Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization (218) 831-0138

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Northland Arboretum ........................................................................... (218) 829-8770 www.northlandarb.org

Pequot Lakes Community Education (218) 568-9200 www.isd186.org

Salvation Army (218) 828-3766

The Babinski Foundation (218) 568-7387 www.babinskifoundation.org

The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes (218) 961-0055 www.outreachprogrambla.org/

OFFICE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT/FURNITURE

The Office Shop (218) 828-9000 www.theofficeshopinc.com

PARTY SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

Party Time Rental, Inc. (218) 829-6300 www.partytimerentalmn.com

Party World (218) 828-2127 www.partyworldbrainerd.com

PET SUPPLIES

The Animal House

PHARMACY

(218) 961-7387 www.nisswapets.com

GuidePoint Pharmacy.......................................................................... (218) 963-7525 www.guidepointpharmacy.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Chelsie Elizabeth Photography ...................................................... (218) 537-7392 www.chelsieelizabeth.com

PLUMBING

Lakes Area Plumbing (218) 821-6450 www.lakesareaplumbing.com

PORTABLE RESTROOM RENTAL

Blakeman Portable Toilets (218) 270-0339 Honey Wagon (218) 963-2225 www.honeywagonllc.com

POWERSPORTS DEALERSHIP

Brothers Motorsports (218) 829-6656 www.brothersmotorsports.com

Northland Sports Center (218) 738-2582 www.northlandsportsmn.com

Power Lodge (218) 822-3500 www.powerlodge.com

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE/CABIN CARE

Elevated Surface Cleaning................................................................ (218) 820-5544 www.elevatedsurfacecleaning.com

Jack’s Cabin Watch (218) 251-5128 www.jackscabinwatch.com

Lake Country Property Care (218) 820-2288 www.lakecountrypropcare.com

Mosquito Squad of NC MN (218) 829-9342 www.mosquitosquad.com

REAL ESTATE AGENT/BROKER

Arnold Johnson Properties (218) 824-6100 Close Converse (218) 828-3334 www.closeconverse.com

Edina Realty - Mike Kennedy (218) 232-1946 www.northboundproperty.com

Edina Realty - Nina Karsky (218) 821-3373 www.ninakarsky.com

Edina Realty Lakes Area (218) 692-5200 www.edinarealtycrosslake.com

Joe Laudenbach - Keller Williams Realty Professionals (218) 851-5540 www.JoeWorksForMe.com

Kurilla Real Estate - Jim Christensen (218) 820-2147 www.LakeshoreBroker.com

Kurilla Real Estate - John Nolan (218) 820-7515 www.nolanteam.com

Kurilla Real Estate LTD. (218) 963-7333 www.kurilla.com

Positive Realty & Inv Inc (218) 963-7767 www.positiverealty.com

Positive Realty - Jackie Karlson .................................................... (218) 820-8447 www.positiverealty.com

Positive Realty - Keith Schwankl ................................................... (218) 330-7360 www.keithschwankl.com

RE/MAX Advantage Plus - The Pietig Properties Group .... (218) 562-2041 www.PietigProperties.com

RE/MAX Results ....................................................................................... (218) 963-9554 www.results.net

Sue Lehman, Realtor - Weichert RealtorsTower Properties ...................................................................................... (218) 838-4159 www.suelehmansells.com

Woods To Water Real Estate ........................................................... (218) 961-1005 www.woodstowatermn.com

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Exclusive (218) 821-0223 www.yourhomesoldguranteedrealtyexclusive.com

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RENTAL/LEASING

Nisswa Square Leslie Arnold, 218-330-8228 Lesliearnold@gulllakevacationrentals.com

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

North House Residential Design (612) 327-7582 www.northhouse-rd.com

RESORTS

Agate Lake Resort ................................................................................. (218) 963-2224 www.agatelakeresort.com

Birch Bay RV Resort .............................................................................. (218) 963-4488 www.birchbayrvresort.net

Bobbertown Bungalows (218) 568-5410 www.bobbertownbungalowsmn.com

Boyd Lodge (218) 543-4125 www.boydlodge.com

Breezy Point Resort (218) 562-7811 www.breezypointresort.com

Clamshell Beach - Cottages on Whitefish ............................... (888) 252-6743 www.clamshellbeach.com

Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake ........................................................... (218) 316-7005 www.craguns.com

Eagles Nest Resort (218) 963-2336 www.eaglesnestnisswa.com

Fritz’s Resort & Campground (218) 568-8988 www.fritzsresort.com

Galles’ Upper Cullen Resort & Campground (218) 963-2249 www.uppercullen.com

Good Ol’ Days Family Resort............................................................(218) 963-2478 www.goodoldaysresort.com

Grand View Lodge Golf Resort & Spa ........................................ (218) 963-2234 www.grandviewlodge.com

Gull Four Seasons Resort (218)963-7969 www.mnresortcabins.com

Gull Lake Realty Management, LLC (218) 656-6965 www.gulllakebeachresorts.com

Gull Lake Resort (218) 829-1344 www.gulllake.com

Hidden Paradise Resort.......................................................................(218) 963-3180 www.hiddenparadiseresort.com

Hideaway Resort on Upper Hay Lake (218) 568-4249 www.hideaway-resort.com

Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort (218) 829-5226 www.kavanaughs.com

Lost Lake Lodge & Restaurant (218) 963-2681 www.lostlake.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Nature Link Resorts ............................................................................... (218) 537-3389 www.naturelink.us

Pelican Beach Resort (218) 537-1522 www.pelicanbeachresortmn.com

Point Narrows Resort (218) 568-5552 www.pointnarrowsresort.com

Quarterdeck Resort on Gull Lake (218) 963-2482 www.quarterdeckresort.com

Sandy Beach Resort

............................................................................. (218) 963-4458 www.sandybeachresort.net

The Getaway (218) 820-9499 www.thegetawayadventureresort.com

Train Bell Resort ........................................................................................ (218) 829-4941 www.trainbellresort.com

Wilderness Point Resort (218) 568-5642 www.wildernesspointresort.com

RESTAURANTS/FOOD/BEVERAGES

A & W Restaurant (218) 963-4361 www.facebook.com/awnisswa/

Baia Della ..................................................................................................... (218) 824-6444 www.baiadellakitchen.com

Barajas Mexican Bar and Grill (218) 568-9950 www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063565299996

Baxter’s Bar & Grill

.................................................................................. (218) 822-3663 www.arrowwoodbrainerdlodge.com/dining

Blaze Pizza (218) 453-0088 www.blazepizza.com

Breezy Point Resort - Marina II Restaurant............................. (218) 562-7161 www.breezypointresort.com

Breezy Point Resort - Antler’s Restaurant (218) 562-7162 www.breezypointresort.com

Breezy Point Resort - Dockside Restaurant (218) 562-7170 www.breezypointresort.com

Cragun’s Resort - Legacy Bar and Grille (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com/?NCK=8888730162

Cragun’s Resort - Irma’s Kitchen (218) 825-2700 www.craguns.com/?NCK=8555433038

Dairy Queen - Nisswa (218) 963-2163 www.dairyqueen.com

Dough Bros Woodfire Kitchen (218) 454-4900 www. doughbroswoodfire.com

Dunmire’s on the Lakes (218) 454-0690 www.dunmiresbar.com

Ernie’s on Gull (218) 829-3918 www.erniesongull.com

Firehouse Subs (218) 828-0629 www.firehousesubs.com

Grand View Lodge - The Preserve Pub & Grille (218) 568-4944 www.grandviewlodge.com

Ganley’s Restaurant & Malt Shoppe (218) 963-2993 www.ganleysrestaurant.com

Glen’s Ice Cream Parlor www.facebook.com/glensicecreamparlor

Grand View Lodge - CHAR ............................................................... (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com/restaurants/char

Grand View Lodge - Cru Restaurant & Wine Bar (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com/restaurants/cru

Grand View Lodge - Freddy’s Sports Grill ............................... (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com

Grand View Lodge - Northwoods Pub (218) 967-8816 www.grandviewlodge.com/restaurants/northwoods-pub

Grand View Lodge - On The Rocks............................................... (218) 967-8816 www.grandviewlodge.com/restaurants/on-the-rocks

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Grand View LodgeTanque Verde Cantina On The Beach (218) 963-8756 www.grandviewlodge.com

Lost Lake Lodge Restaurant (218) 963-2681 www.lostlake.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Fairways (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Lobby Cafe .......................................... (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Mission Point Restaurant (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - Parfecto Pizza (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - The 19th Hole (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Madden’s on Gull Lake - The Classic Grill (218) 829-2811 www.maddens.com

Main Street Ale House (218) 961-6724 www.mainstreetnisswa.com

MN Traders Co. .......................................................................................... (218) 568-1071 www.mntraders.com

Notch 8 Chowhouse & Drinkery ...................................................... (218) 454-6688 www.notch8brainerd.com

Breezy Point Resort - Palmer’s Grille at Deacon’s Lodge................................................................................. (218) 562-6270 www.breezypointresort.com

Rafferty’s Pizza of Nisswa .................................................................. (218) 963-3023 www.raffertyspizza.com

Sherwood North (218) 963-6261

Subway of Nisswa (218) 963-9789 www.subway.com

Sunshine Summerhouse ...................................................................... (218) 961-4300

The Iron Range Eatery (218) 545-5444 www.ironrange.3cheersmn.com

Zorbaz on Gull Lake (218) 963-4790 www.zorbaz.com

SAUNA RENTAL

Birch Sauna (763) 218-3059 www.birchsauna.com

Nisswa Sauna Rental LLC (218) 214-9409 www.nisswarental.com

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Peoples Security Co .............................................................................. (218) 828-4828 www.peoplessecurity.com

SENIOR LIVING

Hills Crossing Senior Living (218) 203-9820 www.hcseniorliving.com

Northern Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care (218) 454-2121 www.northernlakesseniorliving.com Whitefish at the Lakes (218) 210-0770 www.whitefishatthelake.com

SHIPPING

Nisswa Post Office

SHOPPING - DOWNTOWN NISSWA

(218) 963-7907

Anchored In. Home. Life. Style (218) 961-1985 www.anchoredinnisswa.com

Appaloosa Ridge & Lakebound Clothing (218) 963-7955

Ardor Boutique - Nisswa (218) 454-1570 www.ardorshop.com

Buffalo Plaid, Inc. (320) 309-6724

FOUND - A Curated Life (218) 232-2569 GG Commons (612) 280-0048 www.ggcommons.com

KISA (612) 636-2208 www.kisaofficial.com

Lake Latitude (763) 360-0170

Lundrigan’s Clothing (218) 963-2647 www.lundrigansclothing.com

Martin’s Sport Shop (218) 963-2341 www.martinssportshop.com

Meg’s Cabin (218) 961-3000 www.megscabin.com

Nisswa Totem Pole Boutique Marketplace (218) 961-0049 www.nisswatotempole.com

North Root Studio, LLC (763) 245-1843

Northern Gifts and Sweets

Facebook: Northern Gifts & Sweets

Olde Crow Gatherings (218) 963-1212 www.oldecrowgatherings.com

Quirks! (218) 961-0100

The Chocolate Ox (218) 963-4443 www.thechocolateox.com

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The Dock Panther

..................................................................................... (218) 961-1010 www.dockpanther.com

The Fun Sisters Up North (763) 360-0170 www.thefunsisters.com

The Woodland Meadow ..................................................................... (218) 963-0036 www.thewoodlandmeadow.com

Turtle Town Books & Gifts (218) 963-4891 www.turtletownnisswa.com

Zaiser’s ........................................................................................................... (218) 963-2404 www.shopzaisers.com

SHOPPING - OUTLYING AREAS OF NISSWA

Common Goods Thrift Store- Baxter & Crosslake ............. (218) 824-0923 www.commongoodsmn.org

Emily Kaye Bridal (218) 330-7687 www.emilykayebridal.com

Goody’s Gourmet Treats.................................................................... (218) 454-3340 www.goodysgourmettreats.com

Sugarberry Creek Candle Co. (218) 270-4211 www.sugarberrycreekcandles.com

The Shoppes at Northern Pacific Center ...... www.northernpacificcenter.com

The Smoke Stack BBQ Supply Store LLC ............................... (218) 454-2662 www.thesmokestackmn.com

Weise Crafts & Variety (218) 568-4425 Wildflower Chocolate (218) 961-1074 www.wildflowerchocolate.com

SHUTTLE SERVICE/TRANSPORTATION/BUS

Ole’s Shuttle Service (218) 821-1615 www.olesshuttleservice.com

Reichert Bus Service (218) 829-6955 www.reichertbus.com

SNOWMOBILE/GOLF CART RENTAL

Nisswa Adventure Rentals (218) 513-0804 www.nisswaadventurerentals.com

SOFTWARE

Adobe ............................................................................................................. (502) 530-0418 www.adobe.com

GrowthZone (800) 825-9171 www.growthzone.com

STORAGE

Lake’s Premier Storage (612) 718-2435 www.Lakespremierstorage.com

Sully’s Self Storage (218) 330-6157 www.brainerdmnstorage.com

TREE SERVICE

Nic’s Works LLC Tree Service (218) 270-0861 www.nicsworks.com

UTILITIES

Crow Wing Power .................................................................................... (218) 829-2827 www.cwpower.com

CTC - Consolidated Telecommunications Co.........................(218) 454-1234 www.goctc.com

Minnesota Power (218) 722-5642 www.mnpower.com

Xcel Energy (320) 255-8610 www.xcelenergy.com

VETERINARY

Lakeland Veterinary Hospital (218) 829-1709 www.lakelandvet.net

WATER CONDITIONING

Culligan Water Conditioning (218) 829-5137 www.culliganwater.com

WHOLESALE/DISTRIBUTION/VENDING

C & L Distributing ..................................................................................... (218) 829-2978 www.candldistributing.com

Dahlheimer Beverage .......................................................................... (218) 829-0303 www.dahlheimerbeverage.com

Pepsi Beverages Company of Brainerd .................................... (218) 829-4196

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